This link will take you to an article in the Northern Light Lighthouse Blog written by Jeremy Schwartz (Thanks Jeremy!) where he reported on the announcement by Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws that his office is providing a grant to the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce for portable bathrooms in the Bay this summer.
Although the amount is less than that provided by Executive Kremen in previous years, it still underscores the commitment of the Whatcom County Executive’s Office to the health and welfare of Birch Bay. The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank Whatcom County and Executive Louws for their continued support.
Executive Louws also announced that Whatcom County is pushing ahead with restoration of the shoreline of Birch Bay and seeking funding for the development of the Birch Bay Drive Pedestrian Facility, formerly known as the “The Berm”. This is, of course exciting for those of us in Birch Bay. If anyone would like more information on this project and how they can help, you should contact the Birch Bay Waterfront Group who are leading local efforts. The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce will be working closing with the Waterfront Group as well as the Birch Bay Steering Committee on this effort and wish to express our thanks to the Birch Bay Steering Committee for their many years of leadership.
Finally, Executive Louws challenged the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Birch Bay community to step forward and help take control of the economic future of Birch Bay, a challenge eagerly accepted. It is going to be exciting to watch Birch Bay over the coming years!