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Lake Whatcom Solutions Workshop planned for March 15

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You could qualify for a grant award of up to $6,000 to turn your lake-friendly landscaping project into reality!  

Eligible residents are invited to an informal Solutions Workshop Saturday, March 15, 2014, where local expert landscape designers can help you improve your property while at the same time reducing the amount of pollution entering Lake Whatcom. Grant awards are available to pay for project-related expenses for eligible residents, including tools, equipment, materials, and labor. Walk in the door with only your ideas and walk out with everything you need to make them a reality.

Saturday, March 15, 2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bloedel-Donovan Park, Multipurpose Room
2214 Electric Ave., Bellingham, WA
Free lunch at 11:30 for qualifying residents who pre-register by Monday, March 10.  

Attending this event does not obligate you to complete a project. One-on-one assistance from knowledgeable landscaping professionals is free of charge. City of Bellingham and Whatcom County staff will be available to answer your questions and assist with the grant award, but you may choose to work entirely with private-sector experts. Resources for your project proposal, including maps, sample landscape plans, information about local contractors, and do-it-yourself guidance, will be provided. Each qualifying project is eligible for at least $1,000 in reimbursement, but could be worth as much as $6,000. This event is part of the Homeowner Incentive Program (HIP) and is funded in part by a grant from the Department of Ecology.

Eligible residents must pre-register by Monday, March 10 to receive free lunch at the event. Walk-ins are also welcome. Qualifying areas include the Silver Beach neighborhood in the City and the Silver Beach Creek sub-basin in Whatcom County.

To register or if you have questions, please contact: Eli Mackiewicz, 778-7742,, for City of Bellingham residents; or Cathy Craver, 715-7450,, for Whatcom County residents.  

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Published: Mar 5, 2014

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