Sandy Howard with the State Department of Ecology says 72 clean water projects across the state will share $162 million in loans and grants starting in July.
She says the state expects the funding to fuel more than 1,700 jobs.
The City of Bellingham will get $2.6 million in grant and loan money to clean up and improve salmon habitat along Squalicum Creek.
Resources for Sustainable Communities will get nearly $62,000 to create an education campaign to protect the creek.
Bellingham will also get $1.6 million in loans to replace two storm water mains.
Blaine will get $800,000 to connect more homes to the city’s sewer system.