|Todd Elsworth||Recreation Northwest|
|April Claxton||Recreation Northwest|
|Lance Romo||Bellingham Parks & Rec|
|Brent Molsberry||Recreation Northwest/Quest Adventure Races|
|Emily Morhouse||Recreation Northwest/Quest Adventure Race TEAM|
|Dusty Caseria||Recreation Northwest/Quest Adventure Race TEAM|
|Lori McKnight||Arthritis Foundation/Jingle Bell Run/Walk|
|Christie & Kyle Duque||North County Road Race|
|Michele Medlen||Everyday Superheroes 5K|
|Amy Howat||Lake Samish Salmon Row & Paddle & Legendary Banked Slalom|
|Rachael Woods||Skagit Ragnar|
|Ben Twigg||Bellingham Bay Marathon|
|Cyndi Meuchel||Run Like a Girl|
|Eric Brown||Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition|
|Audrey Myers||Run 4 Refuge|
|Doug Schoonover||Mt Baker Bike Club|
|Melissa Riker||Whidbey Island Marathon|
|Loni Rahm||Tourism – Basecamp Bellingham|
|Louise Mugar||Point Roberts Press/Mount Baker Experience|
|Catherine Darkenwald||Point Roberts Press/Mount Baker Experience|
|Jennifer Longstaff||NW Tandem Rally|
|Jen Gallant||Girls on the Run|
|Sharon Stone||Girls on the Run|
|Kelly Krieger||Hamster Endurance Runs|
|Stacy Smith +1||Super Hero 5k|
|Raina Clark||Bellingham Bay Outrigger Paddlers|
|Chris Ohana||Bellingham Bay Outrigger Paddlers|
|Denise Deriech||Bellingham Bay Outrigger Paddlers|
|Patsy Cosgrove||Bellingham Bay Outrigger Paddlers|
|Kyle Nelson||Fun With The Fuzz 5k|
|Elba Benzler||Get Bold Events|
|Ryan Rickerts||Cascade Cross|
|Cisco Rodriguez||Bellingham BMX|
|Steve Walker||Community Boating Center|
|John Rybczyk||Dirty Dan Rowing race|
|AL Coyle||Lake Padden Trail Half|
|Tad Davis||Lake Padden Trail Half|
|Candice Burt||Bellingham Trail Running Series|
|Daniel Probst||Cascade Mountain Runners/Mount Baker Ultra Marathon|
|Jackie Yereance||Backcountry Horseman|
|Polly Favinger||Greater Bellingham Running Club|
|Lindsay Mann-King||Greater Bellingham Running Club|
|Melissa Krantzler||Greater Bellingham Running Club|
|Ben Shaklee||Jack’s Bicycle Homegrown Racing team/Cascade Cross “Border Clash”|
|Javon Smith||Jack’s Bicycle Homegrown Racing team/Cascade Cross “Border Clash”|
|Kevin Dougals||Lost Lake 50k, 25k, Ghost of Birch Bay Marathon, …|
|Curtis Anson||Whatcom Events|
|Jason Mckay Clawson|
|Charlie Heggem||Festival 542 – Mt. Baker Hill Climb|
Here is the list of 2015 Recreation Northwest EXPO Exhibitors.
Check out the DOOR PRIZES they had to offer as well!
GEAR & EQUIPMENT
Fairhaven Runners & Walkers
Jack’s Bicycle Center
Klicks Running and Walking
McNett – Gear Aid
Square One Map Company
Yeager’s Sporting Goods featuring Hobie Kayaks
TOURS, COACHING, HEALTH & WELLNESS
Advanced Medical Massage
Aspire Adventure Running
American Alpine Institute
Girls on the Run
Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures
PRIME Massage & Sports Medicine
San Juan Sailing
Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics
Whatcom Family YMCA
STEWARDSHIP & OUTDOOR ACTIVITY
Bellingham Bay Outrigger Paddlers
Community Boating Center
Greater Bellingham Running Club (GBRC)
Italian Motors USA
Mount Baker Club
Nooksack Nordic Ski Club
North Cascades Institute
Western Wildlife Outreach
Whatcom Association of Kayak Enthusiasts (WAKE)
Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition
Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation
Wings Over Water NW
Bellingham Bay Marathon
Bellingham Canoe Kayak Sprint Team
Bellingham KIDS Traverse
Bellingham Parks and Recreation RACES
Bellingham Trail Running Series
Fun With The Fuzz
Hamster Endurance Running
Island Quest & Kulshan Quest Adventure Races
Muds to Suds
Northwest Tandem Rally (Mt Baker Bicycle Club)
Run Like a Girl
Ski to Sea
Tour de Whatcom
Whidbey Island Marathon
Bellingham Traverse Team entry
Kulshan Quest Adventure Race Team entry
Bellingham KIDS Traverse Team entry
Annual Membership to Greater Bellingham Running Club (GBRC) = Free entry to all their 2015 races)
INDIVIDUAL Entry into Ragnar Trail Cascades 2015
Entry to the Deception Pass Marathon & Half
Tour de Whatcom
Muds to Suds
Bellingham Bay marathon, half marathon, 10K, or 5K
Bellingham Bay Rough Water Race
Girls on the Run 5k
And these Prizes too:
Basic Sailing (ASA/American Sailing Association 101) weekend Live-aboard course from San Juan Sailing
Avalanche AIARE course (3-day program) from American Alpine Institute & Outdoors NW Magazine
$20.00 gift card to Fanatik Bike Co
Complimentary Rolfing® Session(s)
A Release N Run (Dog collar and leash in one) and a Pocket Bowl
Intro to Karting Class
Hat or t-shirt from WMBC
Hobie Kayak Demo
Kayak/SUP Rental from Yeager’s
Hamster Endurance Running fleece blanket
Fun With the Fuzz Pint glasses, shirts, water bottles
$100 Gift Certificate to Vital Choice
InCamp Shelter from REI
Amphipod Armpod Smart Phone Carrier from Fairhaven Runners
$20 Gift Certificate to Village Books
Free half-day kayaking trip for two from Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures
Full set of Square One Travel and Recreation Maps
Wings Over Water T Shirt
Photo of a triathlon swim start from Wenzel Coaching
Blackburn Adaptable Cargo Carrier and Boundry Bay Growler from Jack’s
Mounted poster of a North Cascades Grizzly Bear from Western Wildlife Outreach
Pair of Hats from Mount Baker Bicycle Club, presenting Northwest Tandem Rally
Tech T-shirt from Mount Baker Bicycle Club and Chuckanut Century
Girls on the Run Prize Pack
Run Like a Girl Prize Pack
an eqpd Last Grocery Bag
1 hour massage from Advanced Medical Massage
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Recreation Northwest Sets New Forest Trail
Ribbon Cutting for October 8, 2015
Accessible trail links Fairhaven Park and Chuckanut Community Forest, reduces impact on wetlands.
BELLINGHAM, Wash., October 1, 2015—In fulfillment of its mission to care for the places where we play, Recreation Northwest is pleased to announce that its first stewardship project, the building of a new trail connecting Fairhaven Park with the Chuckanut Community Forest, is complete and ready for public use. A celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the trailhead on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
Starting in the spring of 2015, volunteers and professionals worked to create the new trail, which is Phase One of a longer-term effort to preserve and plan the Chuckanut Community Forest. The wide, accessible, gravel trail leads from Fairhaven Park to 18th Street, off Fairhaven Parkway, replacing a path that took users, such as runners, hikers, dog walkers and mountain bikers, directly through a wetlands area. While the path was inconveniently muddy and messy most of the year, increasingly heavy use also threatened the health of the forest and watershed.
A series of work parties throughout August and September brought together over 100 volunteers to remove brush, move mulch and clean up after heavy-duty excavation and graveling was completed. Business support and volunteers were provided by Q Laundry and Alcoa Intalco Works. Jack and Tony of Fairhaven’s new Stones Throw Brewery hosted volunteers after the work parties and will be welcoming the public after the ribbon cutting on Thursday.
Recreation Northwest collaborated on the building project with The City of Bellingham’s Parks and Recreation Department and Public Works, as well as Northwest Trails, Inc., Welch Ecological Services and Wilson Engineering. Funds to build the trail were donated by the public and community groups, such as the Fairhaven Lions Club.
“The Fairhaven Lions Club was happy to invest in this well-planned endeavor, and to work with Recreation Northwest on a hands-on project,” said Joel Haggen, club President. “We are very proud to have our club’s name on the new trail, and are looking forward to collaborating on Phase Two, as well.”
“Recreation Northwest brought people together on this project to create a win-win for the community and the environment,” said James King, Director of Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department. “They put in considerable effort to construct a great new trail that everyone feels good about, and we are very happy with the outcome of our partnership.”
On October 8, 2015, the public is invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Event will be held adjacent to the upper pavilion in Fairhaven Park, it begins at 5:30pm and ends at 6:30pm. After the ribbon cutting, a tour of the new trail will be given as well as insight into the proposed trail alignment for Phase Two- to cross the wetland area- providing access into the woods. The public is then invited to join a celebration at Stones Throw Brewery in Fairhaven at 1009 Larrabee Ave. from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
For more details, or to learn more about Recreation Northwest, visit http://www.recreationnorthwest.org or call 360-739-8458.
About Recreation Northwest
Recreation Northwest is a Bellingham, WA–based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting outdoor recreation, and bringing people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. Through partnerships with local businesses and organizations, we work to raise awareness of our public green spaces and their inhabitants, including one of the Northwest’s most revered symbols—the salmon. Recreation Northwest produces the Bellingham Traverse; the Quest Adventure Races; the Race Director Summit; and the Recreation Northwest EXPO. Learn more at recreationnorthwest.org.
This beer is specifically designed by Recreation Northwest and Stones Throw Brewery, as a tribute to a new trail connecting Fairhaven Park and 18th Street.
Fairhaven Park TrALE is an American Pale style that is light in body and alcohol. Created to refresh trail workers after few hard hours of digging and sweating. The distinct auburn color not only brings warm smiles, but also enhances the crisp character of Cascade and Citra hops. 4.8% – 45 IBU
Please join our community in celebrating the official opening of our new trail- the Fairhaven Park – 18th Street Trail Connector. Project Background.
Thursday, October 8th
Fairhaven Park Upper Shelter
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Fairhaven Park Directions
We’ll recognize all involved in the project, cut the ribbon and then take a walk!
Below LEFT is the previous trail that went through the wetland. Below to the RIGHT is the new trail alignment with an accessible trail for all to enjoy. Project Background.
Special Thanks to our Partners:
Gerry Wilbour, NW Trails
Perry Welch, Welch Environmental
Andy Law, Wilson Engineering
City of Bellingham, Parks and Recreation
Our Generous Donors.
See our list of our supporters: Phase One Trail Stewardship Project Donors.
We especially thank the Bellingham-Fairhaven Lions Club.
What a hard working Trail CREW! Thank you to the 15 Alcoa employees who joined us last week to finish off the first section of our Fairhaven Park Trail.
They did some final landscaping/drainage improvements and removed every last bit of invasive holly and ivy we could find. Thank you for a productive and fun afternoon and for helping us finish off this project Alcoa Employees and family members.
Thank You Alcoa! It was great to spend an afternoon with you all.
~ Recreation Northwest.