The Whatcom County Council, in their role as the Health Board, voted unanimously on December 5, 2017 to adopt regulation that creates and funds a secure medicine return program for Whatcom County.
Biotoxin levels have recently decreased in southern Whatcom County. Washington State Department of Health has lifted the biotoxin closure for the recreational harvest of molluscan shellfish. Currently, there are no biotoxin closures in 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.
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.