News Flash


Posted on: May 25, 2023

Port Seeks Public Input on Draft Climate Action Strategy

Bellingham Cruise Terminal Solar Panels

The Port is seeking public input through June 7th on a Draft Climate Action Strategy to address the urgent challenges of climate change with an early focus on greenhouse gas mitigation and sea level rise. 

The Climate Action Strategy identifies and prioritizes potential actions the Port can to take to protect Whatcom County’s infrastructure from a changing climate, safeguard the local economy, and maximize environmental and social sustainability. The Port has already taken significant steps on these issues, by improving energy efficiency and reducing waste across its extensive aviation, maritime and real estate operations, and beginning to integrate new sea level rise and coastal storm modeling in capital projects. The Climate Action Strategy will help the Port further build on these important actions to enhance community, environmental and economic health for future generations.

The Port’s Climate Action Strategy was developed in collaboration with climate change experts and includes a Greenhouse Gas Inventory, a Coastal Vulnerability Assessment and a list of potential actions to mitigate for, and adapt to, the effects of climate change.   

After reviewing public comments, Port staff will finalize the Climate Action Strategy for consideration of formal adoption by the Port Commission in August 2023. 

Draft Climate Action Strategy
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

Port and Whatcom PUD Broadband Update

Posted on: October 10, 2023

Port Acquires Complex to Support Industry

Posted on: February 28, 2023

Port Releases 2023 Final Strategic Budget

Posted on: November 17, 2022

31st Annual Holiday Port Wrap Up

Posted on: December 10, 2021

Port Releases 2022 Final Strategic Budget

Posted on: November 18, 2021

Marine Life Center to Reopen March 1

Posted on: February 19, 2021

Salish Sea Scavenger Hunt

Posted on: July 29, 2020

29th Annual Holiday Port Wrap Up

Posted on: December 13, 2019

Shoreline Repair Work Notice

Posted on: October 21, 2019

Waterfront Bike Park Temporarily Closed

Posted on: September 15, 2019

Waterfront Bike Park Notice

Posted on: September 13, 2019

Fourth of July Celebration

Posted on: June 25, 2019

Port Seeks Native Artwork Proposals

Posted on: June 20, 2019

Port Seeks Waterfront Event Proposals

Posted on: February 1, 2019

New Waterfront Road Open to Public

Posted on: January 22, 2019

Port to Apply for Rural Broadband Funding

Posted on: September 17, 2018

Port Earns Clean Audit

Posted on: June 22, 2018

Port Updates Mission Statement

Posted on: December 5, 2017

Port Earns Clean Audit from State

Posted on: June 21, 2017

Port Appoints New Manager of Marinas

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Waterfront Redevelopment Art Project

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Port Commission Selects 2017 Officers

Posted on: January 3, 2017

Port Commission Selects 2016 Officers

Posted on: January 6, 2016

Port Appoints Director of Aviation

Posted on: October 19, 2015