Recreation Northwest

Todd Elsworth

As co-founder and executive director of Recreation Northwest, Todd promotes outdoor recreation and brings people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play.

Thank you – Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner for your Fairhaven Park Work Party

Last year we planted 286 native plants as part of our Fairhaven Park Trail and Boardwalk project. It is now our job to keep these plants alive! We have protected the plants with deer fencing to keep hungry intruders out. But that doesn’t keep out the invasive species! I went for a walk with Perry Welch, our wetland biologist, to… Continue reading

Visitor Spending Effects – Economic Contributions of National Park Visitor Spending

Here’s an interesting page on the economic impact of visitation to our National Parks. 

Visitor Spending Effects – Economic Contributions of National Park Visitor Spending

This interactive tool is a collaboration between the National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey and displays results from the Visitor Spending Effects report series. Economic contributions of National Park Service visitor spending… Continue reading

National Parks RX Day is good medicine – April 29th, 2018

National Parks RX Day is good medicine   City of Bellingham and Recreation Northwest to offer a dose of nature at Fairhaven Park

Melissa Bianconi, Recreation Manager

Bellingham Parks and Recreation and Recreation Northwest are collaborating to offer a variety of guided walks at Fairhaven Park in celebration of National Park RX Day, on April 29. The two… Continue reading

Let’s Talk Water Trails at Basecamp – Tuesday, April 10th

We are wrapping up winter with our final Basecamp event of the season. Join us at Stones Throw Brewery with fellow Recreationists to talk some shop with other cool folks. We’ll be in the back of the pub down in the fire pit out back. Come be a part of the conversation that helps drive our outdoor recreation community. … Continue reading

Ask your Doctor if Disafear is right for you

We are proud of our Parkscriptions program. 

Here’s a fun spoof on medication for skiers. Remember, laughter is good medicine. 

Disafear – Extra Strength

With the mystical ability to make apprehension completely and immediately vanish

Formulated for: Erasing Doubt ~ Gnarshralping ~ Momentary glory

Not recommended for those with a propensity for making bad life choices. Do… Continue reading

2018 Fairhaven Park Work Parties

Recreation Northwest is the Stewards of Fairhaven Park. Over the years, we have built new trails, installed a wetland boardwalk, removed invasive species and planted native trees and plants in our planting sites. We are committed to this place and we hope you will join us, helping to steward the land.

Please consider supporting our stewardship work in 2018 by… Continue reading