Category: Native Growth (Wetland) Areas

Natural Growth Protection Area Upkeep and Maintenance

FYI A team of workers from Aqua-Terr Systems Inc (ATSI) will be working in our Native Growth Protection Areas (sometimes called “Wetlands”) for the next several weeks. ATSI is the environmental specialist that oversees our management of these areas to ensure ecological soundness and compliance with the rules laid down by the Washington Department of… Read more »

Invasive and Noxious Weed Alert

The Whatcom County Noxious Weed Control Board has issued an alert concerning Goatsrue, an invasive and noxious species of weed. This issue is explained in a Board memo that can be accessed by clicking HERE. The Whatcom County alert flyer can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Eco-Friendly Herbicides

A memo on this subject has been posted and may be views by clicking HERE.

ATSI Wetland Monitoring

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Aqua-Terr Systems Inc (ATSI), the company that monitors our wetland areas for compliance with management criteria from the WA State Department of Ecology and the US Army Corps of Engineers, will be on-site Tuesday, April 6th for their spring monitoring visit. They are qualified and certified, so do not be alarmed by… Read more »

Wetland Maintenance

PLEASE NOTE: A team from Squalicum Mountain Ecological Restoration will be working in our wetland/protected areas over the next several days as part of their normal maintenance. If you have any questions or issues related to their activities, please contact your Board at the following email address:  

Wetland Easements vs Trails

We have two types of rocky or graveled areas in our wetlands.  One type is for the walking path. These are for our use and enjoyment. The other type is not for our use.  They are access and maintenance easements for the OFFICIAL USE ONLY of maintenance crews and other officials who may need access… Read more »

Survey of Split-Rail Fence(s)

On Friday, 26 June 2020 representatives of  Windwood Landscape Inc. will be surveying our split-rail fences in order to help us develop a plan for maintenance and repair.  They should not require access to your lots, but will be walking along the fenceline just inside the wetland areas. If you have any problems or reservations… Read more »

Wetland Maintenance

FOR YOUR INFORMATION A team of workers from Squalicum Mountain Ecological Restoration, the company that maintains our wetland areas, will be on-site starting Friday, June 12th.  Given how much growth we’ve had over the last few weeks, they expect to be working for 4-5 full days. Let’s hope they have good weather.

Spraying in the Meadows

Information about what and why of the spraying in our wetlands and planter strips (between road and sidewalk). To view this document, click HERE.

Wetland Signage

The Board has recently installed “Pet Waste Stations” at four entry points to our Wetland walking path.  These stations provide plastic waste bags for picking up the pet waste and trash receptacles for depositing the used bags.  They will be maintained by Windwood Landscaping Inc.  Also coming are signs that will define appropriate use of… Read more »

Wetland Activity

This is a “For Your Information” notice that Aqua-Terr Systems Inc (ATSI) will be conducting their periodic mitigation monitoring of our wetland areas on October 2, 2019.  On that date, you will see ATSI personnel in the Wetlands inspecting, sampling, and taking notes.  This activity is in compliance with requirements levied on the Meadows-Ferndale Association… Read more »