Living by the Nooksack

The City of Ferndale is always looking for new and inventive ways to reach out to our community beyond the limitations of social media and this website. To bolster these efforts, the City Council approved a pilot program for a citywide newsletter to be distributed quarterly through utility bills.

This newsletter is used to inform the public about city programs, upcoming projects and local history.

All the material in each issue is available here as they come out for those who wish to access it.

If you’ve got feedback on this newsletter or ideas for future articles, please contact Communication Officer Riley Sweeney by clicking here or calling (360) 685-2353.

February 28th, 2021 Issue

Inside this issue, you will find:

  • Details on Ferndale’s newest councilmember
  • The story and arrest of the bus stop vandal
  • The site of the new VanderYacht Park bathroom
  • An update on the Star Park Picnic Shelter
  • An explanation of the utility rate increase for 2021
  • Why it is essential to trim your hedges

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October 30th, 2020 Issue

Inside this issue, you will find:

  • Details on COVID response funds secured for the Ferndale area
  • 4 Ways to Connect with City Council
  • Updates on the Thornton Overcross Project
  • Tips for staying safe and dry this flood season
  • Details on the Old Settlers Variety Show
  • COVID-safe activities for the fall

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June 30th, 2020 Issue

Inside this issue, you will find:

  • An explanation of the recent issues with our utility
    billing
  • Details on our new city well coming online this summer
  • An in-depth look at utility rates and how your bill is
    calculated
  • 4 ways to conserve water this summer
  • How COVID-19 has impacted utility billing and what resources are
    available to help

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February 29th, 2020 Issue

Inside this issue, you will find:

  • New ways to explore what is being built in your neighborhood
  • Details on the North Whatcom Poverty Task Force
  • An update on the downtown catalyst projects
  • Insight into your utility bill

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October 31st, 2019 Issue

Inside this issue, you will find:

  • What to do when the snow starts falling
  • How to avoid phone scams
  • Details on what is happening with your utility rates
  • A closer look at the Downtown Catalyst program

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August 31st, 2019 Issue

Inside this issue, you will find:

  • Details on a recent levee repair
  • Tips for staying dry this flood season
  • The secret reason why Ferndale was built on both sides of the river
  • Details on how you can volunteer on a city board or commissions
  • . . and more!

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June 30th, 2019 Issue

Inside this issue, you will find:

  • Five Fun Ferndale Celebrations
  • Details on our Bicycle Registry program
  • A scorecard for the upcoming “Great Ferndale Alien Abduction!”
  • The Pet Waste Pledge
  • . . . and more!

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April 30th, 2019 Issue

In this issue, you will find:

  • 5 Ways to Save Water this Summer
  • Volunteer Opportunities with the Ferndale PD
  • The Complete Parks and Rec Schedule for 2019 “Summer of Fun”
  • Details on a Recent WWU Study of Downtown Ferndale
  • The Origins of Griffintown Park
  • . . . and more!

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