Bellingham and Whatcom County - Homeowner Incentive Program

If you live on or very near Lake Whatcom, there is a new financial incentive to upgrade your property for enhanced Lake Whatcom water quality with the Homeowner Incentive Program (HIP)! CGS has two HIP-certified designers specializing in shoreline projects. They have designed and implemented many successful shoreline projects using native plants, infiltration trenches, living shoreline, and other habitat enhancement techniques for a wide range of clients including on Lake Whatcom with HIP. CGS has local contractor relationships including native plant, material, and construction specialists. CGS is accustomed to working on shoreline projects with limited budgets and providing unique approaches to ensure the best use of every dollar by providing clear scoping and maintaining a not-to-exceed budget for fees and services with realistic implementation cost estimates.

The HIP program can cover most or all of these expenses. Visit Lake Whatcom HIP or call us for questions and more information.
* Virtual tour of shoreline project coming soon! HIP Before and After