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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Lummi Island Ferry Dry Dock Update from Senior Master, Rich Hudson

Dry Dock Update from the Senior Master, Rich Hudson

 Repairs and maintenance of the Whatcom Chief are ongoing and are on schedule. At this time, we expect the Whatcom Chief to return to service Saturday, May 21st about 4 p.m.

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General County News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Fee Waivers Extended for Certain Permits Related to Flood Damage Repairs

County Executive Satpal Sidhu has extended two executive orders aimed at facilitating recovery in areas affected by flooding in November 2021.

The waiving of the County permit fee for emergency building repairs has been extended per Executive Order 2021-07...

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General County News
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Abbreviated Dry Dock Schedule for Lummi Island Ferry, May 3 to 25

2022 Dry Dock Schedule


Tuesday, May 3, 2022

  • There is no capital work this year on the docks that requires the ramps so the disabled parking will open early at approximately noon after our M&O sign crew has finished all the temporary markings


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General County News
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Executive Sidhu proclaims Wildfire Awareness Month May, 2022

Executive Satpal Sidhu proclaims May 2022 as Wildfire Awareness Month as a means for education and a call for residents of Whatcom County to act to reduce wildfire threat and work towards being more fire-adapted.

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Boat Inspection Stations Open Saturday, April 23

AIS Season Opening_2022

Are you ready for a new boating season? Help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS). Remember to purchase your 2022 AIS permit online before heading to the boat launch. You will receive your permit after your vessel passes inspection. Stations ...

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General County News
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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Health - Public Health News
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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