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
Recreation Northwest Donates $100,000 in the 11th Hour to Complete WMBC’s Samish Way Parking Lot ProjectFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2021 For more information contact: Todd Elsworth, Recreation Northwest 360.739.8458 Recreation Northwest Donates $100,000 in the 11th Hour to Complete WMBC’s Samish Way Parking Lot Project Bellingham, WA. — Saturday October 9th, Todd Elsworth, Executive Director of Recreation Northwest, presented a check for $100,000 on behalf of an Angel... Read More →
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 →