As an established voice for outdoor recreation, we will continue to support local, state and national efforts. Our scope will shift to focus support on local projects– based here in Bellingham and Whatcom County.
Outdoor Industry Association, 2017:
2020 Washington Recreation and Conservation Office Study
2015 Washington Recreation and Conservation Office Study
In 2015, Recreation Northwest released:
This is the first study of it’s kind for Whatcom County and we are excited to highlight the impact of outdoor recreation. The study was done by Earth Economics, in Tacoma and funded by Whatcom County, City of Bellingham, Port of Bellingham and Bellingham Whatcom Tourism.
Outdoor recreation an important part of why people choose to live in Whatcom County, it is a foundation of our local economy.
Economic Contribution of Outdoor Recreation to Whatcom County
Fairhaven Park posts from our blog, The Confluence
All in with Recreation Northwest for Climate Action WeekClimate Action Week with Recreation Northwest restoring Padden Creek in Fairhaven Park! As we have all seen in recent years the effects of Climate Change in communities around the world have had drastic impacts on the environment. Many of us wonder, what can I do to have a positive impact? There are several ways in... Read More →
Looks like Rain, Restoration Volunteer Project with New & Old Faces a Huge Success!Fairhaven Park Work Party in Bellingham, WA Helps Clear Invasive Species To Restore Native Northwest Plants The first rain Bellingham had seen in 52 days was welcomed by volunteers during Recreation Northwest’s August 7th volunteer work party. Like the rain, word of the event had trickled through town and new faces joined familiar faces to... Read More →
August 7th Volunteer Work Event at Fairhaven ParkJoin us on Saturday, August 7th for our next work party. We will work from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. In order to maintain our Fairhaven Park, Native Plant Gardens, we host Fairhaven Park Work Parties as volunteer opportunities for you to invest in the health of the park. Your tasks will be to remove... Read More →