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ELIGIBLE TYPES OF

WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS


Shoreline Landscaping

Planting along the shoreline protects water quality and keeps geese at bay. Thoughtful planting layouts can frame views while providing privacy from neighbors or boaters.

Native Landscaping

Using "right plant, right place" principles, we help you create beautiful, picturesque landscapes that can be low-maintenance and capture phosphorus in runoff to help protect water quality.

Upland Filters

If the soil on your site is poor, you can protect water quality by filtering runoff through special sand and rock mixes. Underneath, pipes collect the clean water and carry it safely downstream.

Clean Beach Filters

Clean Beaches filter polluted runoff by forcing it to flow through specially-mixed sand that doubles as a beach area for your use and enjoyment.

Infiltration Trenches

Beneath a winding gravel footpath or landscape feature, a property with well-draining soil can create natural filter for runoff that's hidden from view and improves site drainage.

Dispersion

Dispersion projects utilize new or existing landscapes, along with drainage upgrades to carry and spread out the runoff to capitalize on the natural filtering plants, mulch, and healthy soil.

Lake Whatcom Rain Garden

Whether hidden within landscaping, or placed front-and-center for increased curb appeal, rain gardens create an interesting look that attracts wildlife and improves site drainage

Wet Garden

Low areas on your property, where runoff may pool from time to time, can still be landscaped without the need for extensive digging or drainage features.

Dry Creekbed

Add interest to your landscaping project by installing a false stream bed feature. No digging is needed, just install right over top of your mulch.