Beaches Re-Opened for Shellfishing from Point Whitehorn to Canada

The following is a letter we just received from Whatcom County Health Dept.

Good afternoon Shellfish Partners,

The Washington State Department of Health is lifting the biotoxin closure for the area from Point Whitehorn north to the Canadian border, excluding Point Roberts … due to improving biotoxin levels. Please note that Point Roberts and all beaches south of Point Whitehorn remain closed to the recreational harvest of all species of molluscan shellfish.

Those of you who post beaches for us in the area that is re-opened can remove the biotoxin signs effective immediately.  This includes Birch Bay State Park, Birch Bay Village, the Semiahmoo Homeowners Association, and Blaine Harbor.  Health Department staff will remove signs in all other areas within the next 24 hours.

Thank you as always for your generous help.–tk

Tom Kunesh, RS

Food and Living Environment Program Supervisor

Whatcom County Health Department

Public Health- Always Working for a Safer and Healthier Whatcom County


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Bounty on the Beach – A free program at BP Heron Center, Sept 7


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Chamber Luncheon – Tuesday, August 19th BP Heron Center

Chamber Luncheon

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Two Local Businesses spotlighted by Bellingham Explorer

Both The C Shop and Paddle and Pedal Adventures were featured in this month’s edition of Bellingham Explorer. To read their articles, follow the links below.

Be a Kid Again at The C Shop

Creating Family Fun at Paddle and Pedal Adventures

Thank you to Silvia Reed at Bellingham Explorer for the wonderful articles.



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Record Setting Day & Month for 2014


Volunteer, Sharon Bowen at Birch Bay Visitor Information Center

Birch Bay Chamber Visitor Information Center’s 2014 Record Setting Day and Month.
Sometimes there needs to be a reality check for what is actually happening these days in Birch Bay. Here is a update from our President, Dave Hiller.

Tuesday, August 5th a gorgeous sunny day in Birch Bay. Many visitors were in town following a British Columbia Day, Canadian long weekend. We have had many 100 plus
days in the past, but this day was a record breaker! 113 visitors kept our 2 volunteers,
Wayne Diaz and Karen O’Dell and Sarah, our Chamber Coordinator very busy. Of those
113 Visitors, 14 US States were represented: Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida and Louisiana. As well as 8 Countries: USA, Canada, Mexico, UK, Holland, France, Germany and Australia. There was a couple visiting who was in need of a place to stay, all of the local Birch Bay accommodations were full…everything!

The month of July was also a record setting month for 2014, with 1554 signed in Visitors
at the VIC (Visitor Information Center). We’d like to thank all of are hard working volunteers who make this possible and all of our Chamber Members for their support!

The Birch Bay Chamber Visitor Information Center is located at 7900 Birch Bay Drive, and we are open Saturday – Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

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It’s time for the Birch Bay Music Festival! This weekend, August 1-3


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July’s Business After Business hosted by Bay Cafe – July 30th 5pm-7pm


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