• DO YOUR PART

    DO YOUR PART

    Together we can protect  our lakes from invasive  species

  • LEARN ABOUT AIS

    LEARN ABOUT AIS

    Aquatic Invasive Species are hard to control once they are established

  • SPEED UP INSPECTION

    SPEED UP INSPECTION

    Have your boat and equipment ready

  • SPEED UP YOUR NEXT LAUNCH

    SPEED UP YOUR NEXT LAUNCH

    Have your boat sealed before you leave

We need your help to protect Whatcom County waters. Together, we can stop the spread of aquatic invasive species and protect our environment, our drinking water supply, and our way of life.

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  • Boat Inspections

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    Boat Inspections

    Boat inspections and permits are required for boaters using boat ramps at Lake Whatcom and Lake Samish. Boat owners can choose either a 3-day pass or annual permit.

  • Preparing your watercraft

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    Preparing your watercraft

    All kinds of watercraft can transport invasive species, even kayaks, canoes, and rowboats.

  • Learn about aquatic invasive species

    Zebra Mussels

    Learn about aquatic invasive species

    Where zebra and quagga mussels have become established, they’ve done billions of dollars in damage and estimated annual control costs are at least $1 billion nationwide.

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