YOU Qualify FOR
Properties near and along creeks that drain to Lake Whatcom have a special role to play in protecting water quality. Pipes and drains on your property may carry runoff from pollution-generating surfaces, such as lawns, driveways, and roofs, directly into the creek. Installing a water quality improvement can mitigate these impacts, creating a beautiful feature on your property that also works to clean up your site’s runoff.
To get started, learn more about the projects you qualify for by downloading the resources below then sign up for HIP.
Questions about HIP? Watch a ten minute video about Lake Whatcom water quality, HIP project options, and an overview of the HIP process.
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Sign up FOR HIP
Sign up today and HIP staff will reach out to share information about the program and how to schedule a site visit. The first site visit not only functions to inform you about the details of the HIP but – more importantly – it helps us understand your unique vision of the future use and appearance of your property. Starting with and building on your feedback, we will recommend various types of HIP-eligible projects that are expected to work well on your specific lot. Projects we suggest will be hand-selected to ensure that they will be feasible to construct, maximize your available budget, and enhance your property’s distinct character and use–all based on the preferences and vision you share with HIP staff during the site visit.