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
Saturday, May 21st – Fairhaven Park Volunteer Work PartyDear Volunteers, We are hosting a work party with the staff from Peak Sustainability Group. They reached out to us asking if they could help with our mitigation maintenance and native plant care in our adopted area in Fairhaven Park. Next, we are inviting YOU to join Us for a day of stewardship work and... Read More →
Good Energy from Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery in Fairhaven ParkPhillips 66 Ferndale Refinery employees came out for a Good Energy community volunteer event to continue to help with our stewardship work in Fairhaven Park. In preparation for the event, I (Todd) was coordinating with Brandi, their Community Relations Coordinator. We share the email thread with you to show that we all like to work... Read More →
3 Key Benefits of National ParksIn the United States, National Parks protect more than 84 million acres of land in order to preserve the ecosystems and beauty of these important wild spaces. As deforestation, climate change and human behavior endanger natural lands, National Parks have become critically important to protecting the environmental and health benefits that cannot be found anywhere... Read More →