Properties near and along creeks that drain to Lake Whatcom, especially those with large areas of open lawn, have a special role to play in protecting water quality. Pipes and drains on your property may carry runoff from pollution-generating surfaces, such as lawns, driveways, and roofs, directly into the creek. Installing a water quality improvement can mitigate these impacts, creating a beautiful feature on your property that also works to clean up your site’s runoff. Improvements can be integrated into your existing landscape design without changing the way you use and enjoy your property. You don’t have to remove your lawn!
Live inside city limits? To get started, learn more about the projects you qualify for by downloading the resources below then follow the instructions to schedule a site visit.
Live outside of city limits? As of October 1, 2020, Whatcom County is temporarily pausing new HIP projects. Contact us to learn about upcoming changes and how to participate in HIP in 2021.