I have heard this meme before… trees take up more water from the ground than a single family residence. That is not the issue. The issue is how that water is then used to help or hurt the environment. Continue reading
July 30, 2016 Wendy Harris
Why are we being bullied by big business into separating out these and only these provisions [proposed by Council Member Carl Weimer] from the comp plan? Continue reading
Another issue on my agenda, and apparently mine alone, is cattle fences around streams and creeks.
Sounds like a good idea, right? Cows degrade water and if we keep cows out of our waters, it will help water quality. Except for one small problem. Continue reading
Some Basics About the CAO update system.
This explains about Best Available Science and how GMA regulations and administrative laws (WACs) work with regard to the CAO update. Continue reading
One of the saddest and stupidest planning decisions I have seen since living here…more destruction of the irreplaceable Semiahmoo Spit. Continue reading
A trip today to the county park at Semiahmoo was not uplifting.
First, I saw heavy construction occurring in the middle of the spit right in the prime of the winter bird season. See that water in the first photo.. Drayton Harbor… it should be full of sea birds and waterfowl. I am not sure if this was planned, but it did not look like a sudden storm event that required emergency repairs. Continue reading
This comment on the County Comprehensive Plan Update regarding the land use vision, submitted by Wendy Harris, makes some excellent points. Continue reading
[What follows is a series of posts to Wendy’s Facebook page recording her perspective during her attendance at the Bellingham City Council Planning and Development committee meeting for December 7, 2015] Continue reading
Tell the county Planning Commission to return this document back to the planning staff. As currently drafted, it reduces environmental protections and promotes property rights. Continue reading