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
There is so much research coming out of why it’s beneficial to spend time outside that we wanted to share it with you. Here are some of the best tidbits from the past month.
What if 1% of the U.S. healthcare budget went to nature-as-medicine? Study after study has found that time in nature reduces anxiety and depression, improves physical… Continue reading
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
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).
Here’s an interesting page on the economic impact of visitation to our National Parks.
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
There is so much research coming out of why it’s beneficial to spend time outside that we wanted to share it with you. Here are some of the best tidbits from the past months.
National Parks RX Day is good medicine City of Bellingham and Recreation Northwest to offer a dose of nature at Fairhaven Park.