League of Women Voters to host water-issues panel

A panel of guest speakers at an upcoming community meeting hosted by the League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County will discuss ways to address the complex issues surrounding water quantity and quality in Whatcom County.

The free event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 15, in the downstairs lecture room of the Bellingham Public Library’s downtown branch, located at 210 Central Ave. It includes coffee and refreshments. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Speakers include: Henry Bierlink, executive director of Whatcom Farm Friends; George Boggs, executive director of Whatcom Conservation District; Jeremy Freimund, water resources manager for Lummi Business Council; and Ann Wessel, water resources project manager for the Washington Department of Ecology.

The speakers will outline both long-term and shorter-term strategies for solutions, plus examples of recent accomplishments related to Whatcom County’s water issues.

A video of an earlier February discussion and informational materials related to water issues are available online at www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org/WaterResources.html.

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