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rainwater makes our community green and vibrant

 

follow the path of
rain after it falls

Living in the Pacific Northwest, we love the rain because it makes our community green and vibrant. Keeping rainwater clean after it falls is a big responsibility in our urban landscapes.

Discover where all that rainwater goes on Bellingham’s Stormwater Discovery Tours. Explore our urban and parkland areas while learning how we work hard to keep the water clean, filter out pollutants, and prevent flooding.

These tours are self-guided.

rainwater makes our community green and vibrant

follow the path of
rain after it falls

Living in the Pacific Northwest, we love the rain because it makes our community green and vibrant. Keeping rainwater clean after it falls is a big responsibility in our urban landscapes.

Discover where all that rainwater goes on Bellingham’s Stormwater Discovery Tours. Explore our urban and parkland areas while learning how we work hard to keep the stormwater clean, filter out pollutants, and prevent flooding.

These tours are self-guided.

This new stormwater treatment technology is engineered to clean stormwater. Almost all runoff generated in Fairhaven and the south end of South Hill comes here for treatment.

see

how stormwater systems integrate with our urban landscapes

Once a bulkhead is removed, see how beach gravel, sand, logs, vegetation are added to recreate natural conditions and processes.

explore

a variety of locations and stormwater facilities throughout our city

Near the entrance to the South Bay Trail this triangle-shaped rain garden drains and filters runoff with the help of native plantings and absorbent mulch.

learn 

how these systems work to keep our community beautiful, healthy, and safe

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natural beauty
John R Kienast Jr
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healthy habitats
Sean Stockburger
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welcoming landscapes
Linda Wright
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local recreation
Stacie Michaelson
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