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Crab season opens August 20th

Recreational crab fishing in Marine Area 7 North (Gulf of Georgia) will open August 20 – a week later than normal. The delays were put in place to allow shell conditions to improve. Information on the delay and opening from the WDFW https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/recreational-crab-season-opening-delayed-one-week-northern-san-juan-islands-additional-late Visit our Birch Bay Crabbing Page for more information. Be safe on […]

New webcam up and running

One of the most popular pages on the Birchbaywa.org visitor site is the webcam page and we know a lot of people were disappointed when the older webcam started having issues last month. Luckily the new webcam has arrived and seems to be working fabulously with a higher resolution image than the previous camera. Fingers […]

Free fishing weekend in Washington June 6-7

The State of Washington is offering a Free Fishing Weekend where no license is required. This is a great way for people to try fishing for the first time. Details below from the wdfe.wa.gov website – Free Fishing Weekend June 6-7, 2020 Free Fishing Weekend” is June 6-7, 2020, when fishing licenses are not required […]

Birch Bay Berm Project Progress

The Birch Bay Berm project began December 9, 2019 and was progressing nicely through the spring. A large portion of the phase 1 work was completed and current work is scheduled to end in May and restart again in September 2020. The Northern Light also reported recently that Whatcom County budget cuts won’t effect the […]

New Italian restaurant opens and popular waterside restaurant re-opens

Residents and visitors to Birch Bay can now enjoy Italian food at Scampi Osteria. The new restaurant took over the space formerly occupied by Vonna’s Purple Fin, and opened on July 5th. The restaurant is run by experienced restaurateur Giovanni Saffioti who has opened and run eight restaurants on the west coast since 1991. The […]