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Air Quality/Importance of burning dry wood (Several Links)

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Appliance Depot (Formerly ReUse Works)

Appliance Depot is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and support worker training, job creation, and business development opportunities for low-income residents by using waste and discarded materials. The company has a year-round roadside appliance collection service throughout Whatcom County, WA,. Call: 360-527-2646 for further information.

Baker Emergency Resource Team
A group of volunteers developing and implementing a community preparedness and response program in order to build community self-reliance in emergency situations.
Information: Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Where: East Whatcom Regional Resource Center.
Contact information: E-mail: BERTemergency.info@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BERT1   Website: http://www.bakeremergency.com

Bellingham Herald Newspaper

View the daily news, community events, sports, weather and more.

Burn Ban information

Date and times of the regulated BURN BAN in Whatcom County.

Citizen on Patrol

The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office invites you to become a "Citizen on Patrol". Citizen On Patrol is a nationally recognized crime prevention program. It consists of highly trained volunteers who assist the Sheriff's Office by being the "Eyes and Ears" of the community. Citizens On Patrol are not deputies, do not take enforcement action, carry weapons or make arrests. They are a valued resource that ensures the safety and security of Whatcom County citizens and its visitors through volunteering. For further information please call: Alan Cheesman Volunteer Services - Whatcom County Sheriff's Office at: 360-676-6650or go to: http://www.whatcomcounty.us/sheriff/pdf/cops.pdf for a Citizen on Patrol Interest Card.

Community Emergency Response Team

CERT stands for .... Community Emergency Response Team. "Looking around Whatcom County, the folks in the Kendall-Maple Falls-Glacier area are in an ideal location for CERT training. Why? Because in case of a major disaster, it is quite possible that you will be isolated from the rest of the county. It may be several days before outside resources can get there". * Quoted by Bob Jacobson, a VISTA volunteer working with the Whatcom County Emergency Manager's Office.

Crime Stoppers Association of Washington

The purpose of the state organization is to work in partnership with local crime stopper programs to further promote and enhance the image of Crime Stoppers, increase their effectiveness and capabilities, by acting as a conduit for exchange of information and ideas.

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County

Have you been affected by violence? Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County (DVSAS) supports individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault and provides community education. Our services are free and confidential. If you or someone you know is experiencing intimate violence, we can help. 24 HOUR HOT LINE: (360) 715-1563 or (877) 715-1563

DSHS -Child Abuse and Prevention Resources

Valuable information regarding the prevention of the abuse and neglect of children: Tips for intervention, Online Child Safety Guide "Keeping Your Baby Safe", Understanding Child Neglect: Resources for Citizens and many other articles too numerous to mention.

East Whatcom Regional Resource Center 
Our goal is to help people learn to become self-sufficient. We offer a broad scope of services that range from addressing immediate and crisis-oriented needs (food, emergency shelter, eviction-prevention) to longer-term programs that promote self-sufficiency in our community (early childhood education, home weatherization).  Mission Statement: The Opportunity Council is a private, non–profit human service organization that acts as a catalyst for positive change, both in the community and in the lives of the people it serves.

E-Cycle of Washington

Locations for dropping off old electronics for recycling. Computers, computer monitors, laptops and televisions are accepted at no charge. Call 1-800-732-9253

Families & Friends of Missing Persons & Violent Crime Victims

The mission of Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims is to support and advocate for victims of crime, adult missing persons, and their loved ones, and to provide education about victims' rights and services. 24 HOUR CRISIS LINE 1-800-346-7555

Family Watchdog

Find the sex offenders that live near you by following the instructions once at the site. **Please note** Harassment, stalking, or threatening anyone on this list likely violates your state law and is neither condoned nor encouraged.

Grizzly Bear Outreach Project (GBOP)

This site provides information about grizzly bears – their history in the North Cascades, their status, ecology and behavior,the recovery process, bear identification and many tips for co-existing with bears and other wildlife.

Mount Baker School District 
Schools included: Mount Baker High, Mount Baker Junior High, Acme Elementary, Harmony Elementary and Kendall Elementary Schools.

Mt. Baker Foothills Chamber of Commerce

The Mt. Baker Foothills Chamber of Commerce was formed to establish relationships and community building in the east Whatcom County area of Washington State. Membership is offered to businesses as well as residents interested in the development of vitality in our community.  Please go to the website link and view the events page for upcoming events.

National Crime Prevention Council

Current fraud alerts and information

Northwest Clean Air Agency

The Northwest Clean Air Agency (NWCAA) is one of seven regional air quality control agencies located throughout Washington State. It was established in 1967 after passage of the Washington State Clean Air Act (RCW 70.94). The agency is responsible for enforcing federal, state and local air pollution regulations in Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties. 

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Hospital is a 253-bed, two-campus medical center and Level III Trauma Center in Bellingham, Washington. As Whatcom County's only hospital, it provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services.

State of Washington (Government)

This site is useful in providing the information and services you may need: Agencies, Services, Help Center, Living in or visiting Washington, Recreation, Business, Employment, Government, Education. News, Weather, Alerts, Media Center, etc.

United States Border Patrol

CBP is one of the Departments of Homeland Security’s largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the United States. It also has a responsibility for securing and facilitating trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug laws.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Our Mission: To preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities. If you have wild animal concerns or sightings please call or report online. Click on "Living with Wildlife" in the upper right hand corner of the sites main page.

Washington State Department of Ecology

This web site provides information about litter laws, various litter cleanup programs, cleanup statistics, links to litter-related publications, and information about the Litter and it Will Hurt prevention campaign. Hopefully, you will find something to inspire you to help us reach Washington's zero litter goal! Watch a new litter video as part of the "litter and it will hurt" campaign! The "Securing Your Load" video has real stories of how "litter can hurt" people and tips on how you can prevent such incidents. Please take the time to complete the survey in order to help....Thanks!

Washington State Patrol Watch *Internet Access To Criminal History in Washington

The Washington State Patrol Identification and Criminal History Section (WASIS), has established this web site as the official Internet source providing criminal history conviction records for the state of Washington. This database is comprised of records sent to WASIS by courts and criminal justice agencies throughout the state. This database includes conviction information, arrests less than one year old with dispositions pending, and information regarding registered sex and kidnap offenders. *Note: For those with rental properties ... Please screen your potential renters!

Whatcom County Fire District

Our mission is to minimize the loss of life and property resulting from fires, medical problems, accidents and disasters. To this end, we are committed to providing education and prevention, fire suppression, and medical attention in emergent and non-emergency situations.

Whatcom County Government

Covers general information and further links to: Level 3 sex offenders list, jail rosters, outdoor burning limitations, property taxes, property assessments, weather, etc/. (too numerous to mention)

Whatcom County Health Department

Here you will find information regarding: Public Health, Communicable Diseases and Emergency Preparedness

Whatcom County Library System

Mission Statement: In partnership with our communities, WCLS brings the joy of reading and the world of ideas to every resident in an open and enriching environment.

Whatcom County Planning & Development Services *Compliance reports

Concerned citizens wanting to report a violation no longer have to drive to town, but can download the form, complete it, and mail it in! Garrett Faddis receives the forms and follows up on each complaint. Please use the new link to complete a "Code Violation Report"

Whatcom County Support Officer Community Care

Support Officers are specially trained civilian volunteers who respond to 911 calls where there has been, or is likely to be, a fatality. The mission of Support Officer Community Care is to impact and influence the quality of life for families experiencing tragedy and trauma in our community, and the First Responders who serve them.

Whatcom County Traffic Safety Task Force

The website is supported by the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office. Here you will find a wealth of information regarding traffic safety, fines, laws, junk cars, accident reports, current road closures and much more. ** Ask The Traffic Guy: Send your questions to the traffic guy, and he’ll answer them right on the website.

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

"Creative Conflict Resolution" Comprehensive professional services for conflict management and mediation in Whatcom County. The Center provides third party mediators to facilitate any number of disputes, including: Family, Neighborhood, Victim/Offender, Divorce/Property Settlement, Anti-harrassment, Small Claims issues, Workplace, Youth, Commercial claims, etc.

Whatcom Humane Society

The Whatcom Humane Society (WHS) was founded in 1902. WHS is an open-admission shelter. Services include: Adoptions, Lost & Found, Community Outreach and Humane Education. The The WHS provides animal control and rescue services for the cities of Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale, Sumas, Everson and the Nooksack Indian Reservation. WHS investigates cases of animal neglect and cruelty and provides spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, de-worming and microchip identification PRIOR to adoption. WHS provides short-term pet safekeeping for victims of domestic violence. WHS operates a pet food bank, providing pet food to low income residents in need.

WTA -- Whatcom Transportation Authority

Bus information and schedules, special needs transportation and the "SafeWatch" program are just a few of the informative items found on this website.