The Lake Whatcom Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Program is a comprehensive program designed to guide aquatic invasive species prevention, monitoring, and response efforts in the Lake Whatcom Watershed. (Ordinance 20013-04-022) Lake Samish has been added by Whatcom County Ordinance.
Watercraft 16 feet or longer and/or operated by a motor of 10 horsepower or more are required to be inspected for AIS and to display a valid AIS permit sticker prior to launching in Lake Whatcom or Lake Samish this boating season.
What you can do to keep Lake Whatcom clean and healthy
City and County efforts to confirm and respond to reports of new infestations.
Asian Clam strategies for response.
Inspection Brochure 2013 (PDF)
AIS Boat Inspection Frequently Asked Questions 2013 (PDF)
AIS Boat Inspection Hotline 360-778-7975.
Please contact the Environmental Resources Division of the Public Works Department if you would like more information about Lake Whatcom and its programs.