We promote outdoor recreation and bring people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. Our programs include Parkscriptions, Stewardship of Fairhaven Park, Recreation Economy Education & Advocacy and FUN with Bellingham KIDS Traverse, Bellingham Traverse and Quest Adventure Races.
Up Next: Feb. 24-25th Recreation Northwest EXPO & SUMMIT
You can help your neighbors right here in Whatcom County enjoy the increased physical, mental, emotional and community health benefits of time spent outdoors.
Please help us create the foundation of the Parkscriptions program and build a more health Whatcom. You investment will help fund the challenging task of creating the online database and materials used by healthcare providers and the public.
This is an opportunity to get together with your colleagues in outdoor recreation. Get to know each other, develop new business ideas, and just have some FUN.
See you Wednesday, December 14th
5:00 – 6:30pm (we’ll convene for short updates & sharing at 6pm)
Recreation Industry Professionals check out our Outdoor Recreation SUMMIT.
Bring your friends and family to check out the Recreation Northwest EXPO.
Explore Washington’s outdoor recreation opportunities to find new ways to get outside and play.
FREE Admission to come to this exciting annual event.
We are proud to announce the release of Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation in Whatcom County, Washington. The study shows the Contribution by Outdoor Recreational Expenditures, Recreation Business Economy and Ecosystem Services in Recreational Lands. More details.
Economic Contribution of Outdoor Recreation to Whatcom County
Sunday, June 25th, 2017 Bellingham KIDS Traverse
Get Hooked on the Bellingham KIDS Traverse, a fun relay race that celebrates the journey of wild salmon. Families, friends and local companies form Chinook (solo), Coho (tandem) and CHUM
Saturday, September 16th, 2017 Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse
Get Hooked on the Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse, a fun relay race that celebrates the journey of wild salmon. Families, friends and local companies form Chinook (solo), Coho (tandem) and CHUM (relay teams) to run, bike and paddle through Bellingham’s scenic parks, winding trails and open waterways.
Have fun with your friends and compete with the best–everyone is welcome to participate in this beloved community event. Celebrate your accomplishment with a pint of Traverse Ale at the Boundary Bay Brewery Finish Line! The Traverse supports the Stewardship Programs of Recreation Northwest.
Join us on the Path Forward
As Stewards of Fairhaven Park we are committed to improving the trails and connecting our values of conservation and recreation.
Using mountain bikes, your trusty feet, you will navigate a series of checkpoints using only map and compass to make your way from start to finish. Experts get to use sea kayaks too!
September 24th, 2016 – Island Quest
Adventure Races on San Juan Island – Roche Harbor, WA.
Quest Adventure Race Team
Keep an eye on our Quest Adventure Race TEAM.