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
October 17, 2016 Wendy Harris
The Samish Crest Logging Application; SEPA Review
(Comments Due 10.19.16)
Need another reason to be concerned about an attempt to log 30% of this undeveloped habitat corridor in advance of eventual multi-million dollar homes?
How about this? Old Growth Forest. Continue reading
Habitat Conservation Areas (HCA), (also referred as Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas FWHCA), are one of the 5 types of critical areas that are protected under the Critical Area Ordinance mandated by the Growth Management Act. Continue reading
If only our own port commissioners cared about Cherry Point herring as much as the new port commissioner in Seattle. Thanks, Fred. 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
Look at the bottom of the agenda to review the introduction items, and you will see a “Resolution adopting a Statement of Incarceration Prevention, Criminal Justice, and Jail Planning Principles for Whatcom County’s criminal justice and behavioral health systems (AB2016-072).” Any comments on that will need to be made at open session in the evening. 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