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Lake Whatcom Property Acquisition Program

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Watershed protection is the first and most basic step in a multi-barrier approach to insuring pure drinking water. Our duty to provide clean water for 95,000 residents begins with careful land management.

In 2001, the city began a program to purchase available land in the Lake Whatcom Watershed, funded by watershed fees. To date, the city has purchased approximately 1787 acres at a cost of $28.5 million dollars.  The City has also protected on additional 164 acres of land through conservation easements or restrictive covenants.

Lands protected by the Property Acquisition Program

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Property Acquisition Specialist in the Public Works Department administration office.

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