Congressman Rick Larsen Strongly Supports The Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility

On October 11th, our Congressman Rick Larsen sent a strong support letter to Governor Gregoire regarding the Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility.

In his letter, Congressman Larsen reviewed the goals of the project, what it can do for our local area, and stated “This project will benefit both the local community as well as the natural environment.  I strongly support allocating public funds to expedite and aid this endeavor.

You can read the full letter here – Congressman_Larsen_Letter

In addition to support from Congressman Larsen, there is strong support also from Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws, the Whatcom County Council, the Washington State Department of Ecology, and the local effort is being lead by the Birch Bay Waterfront Group headed by our own Kathy Berg.

Whatcom County is beginning preliminary surveying and engineering for the project which will include drainage upgrades, beach restoration, berm construction, pedestrian facilities, roadway improvements, and underground utilities. Over the next several months, Whatcom County staff may periodically be on or near your property for short periods of time during their survey efforts. For any questions or concerns about the project, please contact Kevin Thompson at Whatcom County Public Works, (360) 715-7450, Extension 50690.

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2 Responses to Congressman Rick Larsen Strongly Supports The Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility

  1. Hi John,

    Any idea what “pedestrian facilities” mean?



  2. Dymond Nicon says:

    Please refer to April 2012 discussion on what could be developed as a promenade for Birch Bay. Also go to showing a study of how a promenade could be developed from the Bay Center Market to Trend West.

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