Properties directly along Lake Whatcom’s shoreline, especially those with large areas of open lawn, hold the greatest opportunity for meaningful improvement to the lake’s health. Pipes and drains on your property may carry runoff from pollution-generating surfaces, such as lawns, driveways, and roofs, directly into the lake. Installing a water quality improvement can mitigate these impacts, leading to a cleaner and healthier shoreline for your use and enjoyment. Projects can be integrated into your existing landscape without changing the way you use and enjoy your property. Improvements do not mean you 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.