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
July 17th – Fairhaven Park Work PartyJoin us on Saturday, July 17th for our next work party. We will work from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. In order to keep up 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... Read More →
2020 Fairhaven Park Mitigation Report – Year ThreeIn our third year of mitigation reporting for our trail and boardwalk installation, we were faced with the obstacles of the pandemic and came up with some creative solutions to getting it all done! Dig in for the background story of a unique community collaboration: Recreation Northwest looks to Western’s Wetland Ecology Students for help... Read More →
Thank you Volunteers! A day of service for MLK Day 2021Our partners at Bellingham Parks put together a series of work parties for Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday, January 18. Altogether, more than 182 volunteers participated including 26 Park Steward work party hosts. 225 native trees and shrubs were planted, more than 50 cubic yards of invasive species were removed, and 75+... Read More →