Shellfish Protection District Advisory Committees

Purpose

There are two Shellfish Protection District Advisory Committees: Drayton Harbor and Portage Bay.  The duties of the Advisory Committees are to advise the County Council on the proposed actions and operations relating to the restoration of water quality in the Drayton Harbor watershed and Portage Bay watershed.

Meetings


  • Joint Drayton Harbor and Portage Bay Meetings are generally held quarterly, 3:00 to 5:30 p.m., on the last Wednesday of January, April, July, and October.  
  • At this time, the Whatcom County Health Board has suspended all public meetings of County boards, commissions, and advisory committees not dealing with Coronavirus public health and safety issues

Members


Each Advisory Committee has 11 members, including two positions available for tribal representation.  Nine members are appointed by the County Council

Drayton Harbor Shellfish Protection District Advisory Committee

    • Richard Beauregard
    • George Kaas
    • Heather Christianson
    • Julie Hirsch
    • Charlie Hawkins
    • Kurt Baumgarten
    • Vacant
    • Vacant
    • Vacant
    • Tribal representative, vacant
    • Tribal representative, vacant

Portage Bay Shellfish Protection District Advisory Committee

    • Christine Woodward
    • Dorie Belisle
    • Eleanor Hines
    • Alan Chapman
    • Vacant
    • Vacant
    • Vacant
    • Vacant
    • Vacant
    • Tribal representative, vacant
    • Tribal representative, vacant

Specifications

Applicants must be property owners who reside within the Shellfish Protection District and have a direct interest the district.



 Vacancies

Term Information

    • 4 year terms, upon removal of the Drayton Harbor downgrade, or the district is dissolved by legislative ordinance. 
    • 2 term limit, 1 year separation required after 2 terms before eligible to reapply

Authority