Bacteria contamination is a topic of concern, particularly in Whatcom County where Lummi shellfish beds are closed part of the year. Dairy farms were blamed before and some still point at the declining farms as the primary cause. But, as this presentation shows, the causes are many and complex. It's more than a community problem but an international one. It will take the effort of many at the state and local level to seriously address the issue. Fortunately, many good things are happening as you will see.