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Ferndale Watershed Planning Receiving Water Assessment and Prioritization

The City of Ferndale is conducting Stormwater Management Action Planning to meet the requirements of the Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit. Northwest Hydraulics Consultants has completed the final Ferndale Watershed Planning Receiving Water Assessment and Prioritization.

With the results of the assessment and prioritization work, the City will develop a Stormwater Management Action Plan (SMAP) for the Schell Creek planning unit no later than March 31, 2023.

Additional information can be found on the Stormwater Planning page.

 

2022 Stormwater Management Program Plan Update

The City of Ferndale updates the Stormwater Management Program as a response to specific conditions within the “Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit” that authorizes the City of Ferndale to discharge stormwater.

Per the Permit, this program summary will be updated each year and will be available to the public. Participation and comments  are welcome and may be directed to City of Ferndale Stormwater staff stormwater@cityofferndale.org. The comment period for the draft 2022 Stormwater Management Program Program began February 14, 2022 and ended March 16, 2022.

The 2022 Stormwater Management Program can be found by clicking here or on our “What is Stormwater” page.

Video Message from Mayor Hansen

Ferndale Mayor Greg Hansen provides an update on the City’s actions and preparedness planning for the upcoming severe weather, comments on work and efforts the last couple of weeks after the recent flood, and provides suggestions for how you can best prepare yourselves and help your neighbors.

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Mayor Greg Hansen Speaks on Preparedness

Thursday, November 25, 2021

In looking at the developing forecast for heavy rains and a rising river, Mayor Greg Hansen issued a statement today, “City staff and Public Works crews are on standby today and in the days to follow with all available resources ready to respond if river levels make this necessary.  I encourage individuals to also do what they can to prepare themselves and to help their neighbors.  If you are within a flood area, be prepared to secure your vehicles and belongings. Ferndale residents can also help by cleaning leaves and other debris from around the storm drains near your home.  Please check on your neighbors.  Watch for road closure notices before leaving home, and be patient with each other as this weather evolves.  We will continue to monitor this situation and will provide updates as they become available through our website and Facebook page.”

2021 Flood Event – Support and Resources

FOOD ASSISTANCE AND DONATIONS

MIRACLE FOOD NETWORK

http://www.miraclefoodnetwork.org/

https://www.facebook.com/MiracleFoodNetwork

info@miraclefoodnetwork.org

The Miracle Food Network is located at 5611 Third Avenue, Ferndale (in Pioneer Center) and will accept food donations, either fresh or shelf stable items, between 10am and 1pm Monday through Friday.

CLEANUP ASSISTANCE AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

FERNDALE COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER

(360) 380-2200

https://www.facebook.com/FerndaleCommunityResourceCenter

coordinator@ferndalecsc.org

http://ferndalecsc.org/resource-center

The Ferndale Community Resource Center is coordinating volunteer efforts and donations right here in Ferndale. If you need help or can provide help, please visit their facebook page or call (360) 380-2200 and leave a message so they can connect you to the correct resource.  They will also be coordinating efforts with Samaratins Purse, a non-profit organization that may be able to assist in the cleanup of structures.

WHATCOM COUNTY DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

(360) 788-5311

https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3827/Flood-Response-Information

The Whatcom County Division of Emergency Management is collecting contact information from those who need assistance and is also collecting information and reports of storm and flood damage. Please call (360) 788-5311 to report storm damage and be sure to leave your name, address and contact information, including phone number.  This information will be used to seek federal disaster relief funds and assistance.

FOR VOLUNTEERS: The Whatcom County Division of Emergency Management is accepting calls from volunteers who wish to aid in cleanup efforts. Please call them at (360) 676-6681 to offer your help. Callers should provide their names, contact information and capability for volunteer efforts (i.e. cleanup, carpenter, electrician, general all-around, etc.).

RECONSTRUCTION AND REBUILDING

CITY OF FERNDALE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

(360) 384-4006

www.cityofferndale.org

If your structure has suffered damage and you are located within Ferndale City limits, please contact the City Community Development.  Director Michael Cerbone can assist you in determining permitting requirements can also assist in determining which permits be fast-tracked.  That telephone number is (360) 384-4006 or email him directly at MichaelCerbone@cityofferndale.org

UNSURE WHO TO CALL?

CITY OF FERNDALE

(360) 384-4006

www.cityofferndale.org

https://www.facebook.com/cityofferndale/

Unsure who to turn to? Please feel free to call City Hall during normal business hours at (360) 384-4006, and we will do our best to assist you.

FERNDALE COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER

(360) 380-2200

https://www.facebook.com/FerndaleCommunityResourceCenter

coordinator@ferndalecsc.org

http://ferndalecsc.org/resource-center

The Ferndale Community Resource Center is coordinating volunteer efforts and donations right here in Ferndale. If you need help or can provide help, please visit their facebook page or call (360) 380-2200 and leave a message so they can connect you to the correct resource. 

WHATCOM COUNTY DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

(360) 788-5311

https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3827/Flood-Response-Information

The Whatcom County Division of Emergency Management is collecting contact information from those who need assistance and is also collecting information and reports of storm and flood damage. Please call (360) 788-5311 to report storm damage and be sure to leave your name, address and contact information, including phone number.  This information will be used to seek federal disaster relief funds and assistance.

Statewide Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags Begins Oct. 1st

The statewide single-use plastic bag ban will take effect October 1, 2021.Plastic bags are a major contaminant in Washington’s recycling centers, waterways, and roadways.

Washington’s Plastic Bag Ban reduces pollution by prohibiting single-use plastic carryout bags and charging a fee for acceptable bags in business establishments.

Consumers are encouraged to bring their own clean, reusable bags for use in stores and restaurants.

Paper bags and reusable plastic bags will be available at some businesses, but prepare to pay at least eight cents per bag for those options. The fee may not be collected from anyone using a voucher or electronic benefits card issued under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women’s Infants and Children (WIC), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Food Assistance Program (FAP).

Visit the Department of Ecology website here for more detailed information.

2021 Stormwater Management Program Update

The City of Ferndale updates the Stormwater Management Program as a response to specific special conditions within the “Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit” that authorizes the City of Ferndale to discharge stormwater to the waters of the State of Washington.

Per the Permit, this program summary will be updated each year and will be available to the public. Participation and comments are welcome and may be directed to City of Ferndale Stormwater staff  stormwater@cityofferndale.org. The comment period for the 2021 Program update began February 8, 2021 and ended March 8, 2021.

The 2021 Stormwater Managment Program can be found by clicking here or on our “What is Stormwater” page.