YOU Qualify FOR
watershed-friendly LANDSCAPING Improvements
The Homeowner Incentive Program offers technical and financial support to Lake Whatcom watershed homeowners to design and install beautiful native landscapes that improve your yard and protect the lake.
The cost of plants, mulch, landscape design, and installation labor can be reimbursed through a HIP-approved native landscape project.
Please scroll down to learn more about the HIP projects available for your property that will make the greatest contribution to lake protection.
Review program materials and sign up for HIP below!
Sign up FOR HIP
Sign up today and HIP staff will contact you to answer your questions and schedule a site visit. At a site visit, staff will visit your property to provide guidance on native landscaping and step you through the HIP application process.
Review program materials
While you prepare for your site visit, please review the materials below to start developing ideas about how HIP projects will fit with your short and long-term plans for landscaping on your property.
HIP LANDSCAPE DESIGNS
Note: Additional incentives are available for property owners who live directly on the Lake Whatcom shoreline, have creeks on their property, or have very large lawn and impervious surface areas.
If you believe you might qualify for these additional benefits, we can check your eligibility on your behalf. Please email us by using the “Contact” link at the bottom of this page.