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Posted on: July 25, 2022

County Accepting Lodging Tax Tourism Grant Applications

Whatcom County is accepting applications for tourism promotion grants to promote eligible tourism and cultural activities during 2023. Grants are awarded through a competitive process. The deadline is August 25 at 4:30 p.m.

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Stage 1 Burn Ban Effective 8:00 am Saturday, July 16

Due to the warm weather conditions ahead and decreasing fuel moisture levels, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office will be enacting restrictions on open burning in unincorporated Whatcom County starting at 8:00 AM on Saturday, July 16th, 2022.&nbs...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Recreational Shellfish Harvest Closure Expanded To All Whatcom County Beaches

Unsafe levels of Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin are now detected in molluscan shellfish in all Whatcom County waters.  To protect the public, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) expanded the biotoxin closure for all recr...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Whatcom County Health Department Launches New Response Division

On Friday, April 1st, the Whatcom County Health Department officially launched its Response Systems Division, a new division focused on serving people in mental or behavioral health crises and building infrastructure to provide coordinated services. The d...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Joint Proclamation for the People of Ukraine

Executive Sidhu and Mayor Fleetwood have jointly proclaimed solidarity to the people of Ukraine on behalf of Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham.

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