Posted on: October 16, 2017

WCHD Offers Homeowner Training for Septic System Evaluations

The Whatcom County Health Department is offering another installment of its successful training that certifies homeowners to inspect their own septic systems. At this free, two-hour workshop on October 24, homeowners will learn the necessary steps to conf...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Seeking Public Comment on Secure Medicine Return Policy Proposal

At their request, the Whatcom County Health Department is preparing legislation for the Health Board’s consideration that will create and fund a secure medicine return system in Whatcom County. Secure medicine return programs are a way for consu...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Recreational Shellfish Closed for Bellingham Bay and S Whatcom County

Due to unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning biotoxin, recreational harvest for all species of molluscan shellfish is closed on beaches from Bellingham Bay south to the Skagit County border, including all of Larrabee State Park.

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

WCHD Joins EnviroStars to Launch One-Stop Green Business Program

Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) and EnviroStars announce the launch of an expanded program that brings together green business initiatives from around the region under one umbrella.

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Paralytic Shellfish Toxin Rises to a Dangerous Level in Whatcom County

Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin has increased to a dangerous level in mussels from Birch Bay according to weekly monitoring reports from Whatcom County Health Department and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).

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