Properties with large areas of open lawn can unintentionally cause spikes in nutrient runoff during large storm events, even if you don’t use fertilizer. Lawns built over the type of soil surrounding Lake Whatcom simply can’t recycle phosphorus fast enough to hold those nutrients in place. Installing a water quality improvement can mitigate these impacts, while still retaining a yard you can enjoy.
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.