Welcome to our Watershed Protection vision in Action!
We had an amazing year as Western Washington University's first ever club dedicated to restoring the Salish Sea!
This year we accomplished a great deal that we would like to share with you!
The Nooksack River
Establish watershed consciousness for the Nooksack as a major river in the watershed of the Salish Sea and deliver policy wins oriented around the instream water protection of the Nooksack Basin by securing designation as a Wild and Scenic River.
Restore Lake Whatcom by catalyzing policy changes that protect native forest, significantly reduce phosphorus loading in the watershed, and working to reduce pollution in our drinking water reservoir from motorized boats, lawns, and impervious surfaces.
Prevent unsustainable mis-management of Bellingham Bay and the waterfront by demanding an ecologically sound clean-up of the waterfront and terminating the Port's recently signed lease with GrandCamp for export of unprocessed trees from Whatcom County to Asia.
Beaches and Nearshore
Continue to support the clean-up of local beaches and nearshore environments.
Southern Resident Killerwhales
Restore the health of the Southern Resident Orca Whales (SROW) and ESA-listed Chinook salmon runs in the Columbia and Snake watersheds by getting the Army Corps of Engineers to remove the four Lower Snake River dams.
Support Indigenous-led frontline resistance camps, such as the encampments at Lelu Island, Standing Rock, and Tsleil-Waututh by fundraising, spreading awareness, and offering physical support. Our goal is to support First Nations in defeating the Puyallup LNG Facility and the Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion.