Recreation Northwest

April Claxton

April is co-founder and co-Executive Director for Recreation Northwest. She has a passion for place and loves exploring, experiencing and sharing the beauty of the pacific northwest.

Recreation Economy Roundup – June 2018

Here’s a re-cap of some of the noteworthy recreation economy stories from the past month.

What is an intact forest worth? Up to $1 trillion, in the case of Greater Seattle’s Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie A new analysis of Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (PDF) estimates its total value could be several times the annual revenue of—as much as $1 trillion.

Spending… Continue reading

Solar panels arriving by land and sea

Join us on Wednesday, June 27th for the solar dedication at the Taylor Dock shelter, celebrating the Bellingham community’s work in support of renewable energy.

Wednesday, June 27th Event Schedule  11:30 a.m. Boaters Meet @ Cornwall Beach for trip to Taylor Dock 12:00pm Boaters depart from Cornwall Beach  1:00 p.m. Bikers arrive @ ITEK Energy for trip… Continue reading

Recreation Economy round-up – May 2018

Here’s a re-cap of some of the noteworthy recreation economy stories from the past month.

Government Puts Outdoor Industry Size at $373 Billion That’s 2 percent of overall GDP—putting it on par with other major economy-drivers (and larger than oil and mining).

FIND YOUR CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DATA Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) has released congressional-level Outdoor Recreation Economy reports for all… Continue reading

Bellingham Celebrates National ParkRx Day

National Park Rx Day

Sunday, April 29th

Local Celebration at Fairhaven Park

10:00 am at the Upper Shelter

A variety of guided walks in the Fairhaven Park Woods:

Exploration, Mindfulness and Forest Bathing

$10 Suggested donation



Partnering with doctors and other healthcare providers to prescribe time outdoors, Parkscriptions connects patients with positive outdoor experiences for healthier lifestyles and… Continue reading