Water Woes III

June 14, 2014 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Water Woes III - Public Forum
Whatcom County Courthouse
311 Grand Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Larry Helm

Water_Forum_2014-06A Forum on Water Resources and Water Rights – Third in a Series

Water Resource Planning:  Past, Present, and Future

Date:    Saturday, June 14 2014

Time:    9.30 am to 12.00 noon

Place:   Council Chambers, County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave, Bellingham WA 

Focus:  What are the major issues with water supplies and uses in Whatcom County?

What would a comprehensive and reasonable solution look like?

Format:  Each speaker will have ten minutes for their remarks. The sponsor will submit up to three identical questions to each speaker at least ten days in advance, to be responded to in their remarks.  At about 11.00 am, there will be a moderated Q & A session with the audience. Questions will be limited to one minute per person; answers to three minutes per speaker.

Welcome:  Larry Helm, Officer, Rome Grange

Overview, Introductions, Moderator:  Rud Browne, County Council Member, At Large Position

Forum  3:  Speakers  (all confirmed):

  • City of Lynden: Scott Korthuis, Mayor
  • Whatcom County Public Works:  Gary Stoyka, LHG, Natural Resources Manager, Public Works Department
  • Private Well Owners Caucus:  Larry Helm, farmer
  • Futurewise:  Ryan Ericson
  • Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Assn.: Steve Seymour, biologist
  • Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights: Roger Almskaar, President

Future forums during 2014 will include agencies and local interest groups concerned with water issues, including small cities, water districts, and other governments, water associations, private well owners, environmental, rural land owners, and a discussion of options for sensible and effective solutions.

Link to Livestream video:  http:www.ustream.tv/channel/whatcomworks

After the meeting, it will be posted at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPNO0KyzkTMbJ4j9tu2pjnQ/feed

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