(new work done July 2007)
Fire District "Construction"
Land clearing was conducted on the property of the Fire District #18, located at
3250 South Bay Dr. (red circle on Property map, and "F D" on area map)
This was reported by The Bellingham Herald, which ran a lead article about this "project" which is causing pollution:
According to the Herald story, there was earthwork right on the shoreline, perhaps extending into the water itself.
(Be sure to read the 8 or more online comments by "the public" at the Herald webpage. Link at the top of the story.)
And on Friday, July 20th, The Bellingham Herald again ran a lead article about this "project", this time with an Editorial calling for appropriate punishment, not leniency. We appreciate the coverage by The Herald.
Here is a copy of their article and editorial:
Here are some additional photos and details - July 15th, 2007.
New aerial photo, taken August 14, 2007
Note the muddy water at the coastline.
(photo copyright Tore Ofteness])
Aerial photo (2004) of the area around the Fire District #18, South Bay Station.
(photo: City of Bellingham GIS)