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  • NWCAA will be closed on Presidents Day

    The agency will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

    Feb. 16, 2023

  • Whatcom plant agrees to settlement for alleged violations

    The agreement resolves air quality, permitting issues.

    Jan. 18, 2023

  • NWCAA closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of MLK Jr. Day holiday

    Normal operations will resume Tuesday, Jan. 17.

    Jan. 11, 2023

  • NWCAA announces holiday closures

    Dec. 21, 2022

  • NWCAA cancels Columbia Valley burn ban in Whatcom County

    NWCAA urges limits on wood burning to avoid another ban.

    Nov. 22, 2022

  • NWCAA issues Stage 2 burn ban for Columbia Valley area

    Outdoor, indoor burning prohibited until further notice.

    Nov. 14, 2022

  • NWCAA will be closed to observe Veterans Day holiday on 11/11

    Normal operations will resume on Monday, Nov. 14.

    Nov. 9, 2022

  • Air quality burn ban ends in Whatcom, Skagit, Island

    But the counties continue their fire safety burn bans.

    Oct. 21, 2022

  • Wildfire smoke prompts air quality burn ban in Whatcom, Skagit, Island counties

    Outdoor, indoor burning prohibited until further notice.

    Oct. 19, 2022

  • Wildfire smoke prompts Stage 1 air quality burn ban in Columbia Valley

    Ban aims to reduce additional smoke in East Whatcom County community.

    Oct. 13, 2022