Shellfish harvesting reopened in Birch Bay!
On January 16th, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) upgraded 129 acres of shellfish beds in Birch Bay from Prohibited to Approved for shellfish harvesting. For the past 10 years, the waters around the mouth of Terrell Creek in the center of Birch Bay have been closed to shellfish harvesting due to pollution. Years of hard work and collaboration by community members, non-profit organizations, and local government have resulted in water quality improvements in Terrell Creek. This is a community success worth celebrating! Stay tuned for a community celebration in June 2018.