County Council, please take note. Despite all the positive changes you have made to the county comp. plan [Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan], your efforts to address water quality and quantity problems are destined to fail for this reason: incentives. Continue reading
May 6, 2016 Wendy Harris
We are all dancing while the Titanic is sinking. Whatcom County is the only Puget Sound county that has a complete marine biotoxin closure zone for every shellfish species, and our zone is wider and more encompassing that any other shoreline county. Continue reading
The County Executive’s first term was fairly low key and avoided controversy. But he is making up for it in a second term with a personal agenda that is increasingly in conflict with public process. 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
I respect this author and he is usually right about things, but this time, he could not be more off the mark. And it reflects not just an unhealthy environment, it reflects an unhealthy culture and way of viewing the biosphere. And it explains why most of our restoration efforts simply fail. Continue reading