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Coldstream Farms awarded; tour of new system slated for Nov. 10

Oct 2nd, 2018 | Category: News

WHATCOM –  Coldstream Farms, of Acme, will be awarded the Bob Keller Business Conservation Leadership Award during the Whatcom Land Trust’s annual breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 10 in Bellingham. The focus of this year’s breakfast, according to WLT, is the intersection of a healthy business community with agricultural sustainability and land conservation. Coldstream Farms, started in 1978, is a family-owned and operated third generation dairy farm.

The farm is currently installing a clean water membrane technology system that will transform cow manure into chemical-free fertilizer and clean water. The innovative system was designed by Regenis, an agricultural waste solutions company based in Ferndale, and completed with a $930,305 grant from the Washington State Conservation Commission. This project will act as a pilot for prospective use on other Whatcom County farms. Breakfast guests will learn more about the new technology as well as efforts by Public Utility District No. 1 of Whatcom County and the WA State Department of Ecology. This year’s keynote speaker will be Hannah Clark, Pacific Northwest Director at American Farmland Trust. Clark served as the Executive Director of the Washington Association of Land Trusts for four years before transitioning to the American Farmland Trust in July 2018.  Tickets to the breakfast event may be purchased online at whatcomlandtrust.org and by calling the office at 360-650-9470.

A tour of Coldstream Farms and the new system will be open Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. There is no charge for the tour but space is limited and pre-registration is required by contacting 360-650-9470 or amanda@whatcomlandtrust.org.


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