Water Resources: "Navigating Toward Water Resource Solutions" was the focus of a community meeting held on March 15, 2014 in the Bellingham Public Library downstairs meeting room. It was the second in a two-part program on water issues produced by the League of Women Voters® of Bellingham/Whatcom County.
Guest speakers included:
Henry Bierlink, Executive Director, Whatcom Farm Friends
George Boggs, Executive Director, Whatcom Conservation District
Jeremy Freimund, Water Resources Manager for Lummi Business Council
Ann Wessel, Dept. of Ecology, Water Resources Project Manager
They discussed different ways they are working to address the complex issues surrounding water quantity and quality in Whatcom County. Speakers outlined both long-term and shorter-term strategies for solutions, plus examples of recent accomplishments.
"Our February program addressed the current array of water resource issues challenging Whatcom County, and the March 15 program focuses on strategies for arriving at solutions to such complex issues," says Susan Mancuso, League Program Planning Co-Chair.
A video of the February discussion and informational materials related to water issues are available at lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org/WaterResources.html
"The issue of water resources affects every person in Whatcom County," Mancuso adds. "It is a vital community concern. We encourage audience questions and hope county residents will consider their own role and responsibility to know about, and engage in, water resource issues in our community."
Video produced by Center for New Media, Bellingham, Washington