The implementation of the Lake
Whatcom Management Program is guided by five-year work plans that are
organized around twelve program areas.
The plans represent the cooperative efforts of the City of Bellingham,
Whatcom County, and Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District. The work plan
comprehensive approach integrates education, research and monitoring,
technical assistance, regulations, and enforcement to identify and implement
actions that will reduce inputs of nutrients, bacteria, and other
contaminants. The plans are drafted to reflect adopted policy direction as
well as to incorporate suggestions received from individuals, groups, staff,
and elected and appointed officials.
Draft 2015-2020 work plan is available for public comment through March
2010-2014 Work Plan by Program Area