This is the segment of Kamm Creek near the confluence with the Nooksack River where Lee, on her recent canoe trip, observed the wide variety of bird species (see previous post). It once looked like some of the other areas she photographed along Kamm Creek. As a project planner with Whatcom Conservation District, I am proud that we were able to work with the landowners of this parcel to establish the stream buffer in the above photo. This project is part of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). The project included installing 29 acres of buffer, with 17,000 seedlings planted, and also included protecting a large wetland complex along the creek.
Text and photo were submitted by Wayne Chaudiere, Resource Specialist, Whatcom Conservation District.
The Whatcom Conservation District is located at 6975 Hannegan Road, Lynden, WA
(360) 354-2035, or www.whatcomcd.org