Big Shouts OUT to all the volunteers who showed up to help us clean up the trail and make it all pretty to walk along. We had local business support from Q Laundry and Stones Throw Brewery. Regulars from the Bellingham Fairhaven Lions and Boy Scout Troop 7 worked great with our loyal CREW that has been with us since the beginning or joined us along the way.
Check out the full photo album on Facebook/RecreationNorthwest.
Thank you to Chris Mellick, RRAD (Run, Ride And DIG) and WMBC (Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition) for the tools and direction to create the experience of a trail that feels like it’s been there for years.
Thank you to Michael Plummer, our Trail CREW leader who helped direct the flow and make everything go smoothly. The appreciation wouldn’t be complete without recognizing Rae Edwards from COB Parks and Recreation Volunteer Program.
Yes, we will be having another work party in September and a ribbon cutting ceremony as well. Stay tuned!
Here’s some of the photos from the full photo album on Facebook/RecreationNorthwest.
THE CREW: Michael Plummer, Chris Mellick, Joel Haggen, Gerrit Van Voorst, Duane Jager, Christine Gibbs, Kaylee Aune, Nadine van Niekerk, Kirk Melendy, Patsy Yaude, Kurt Baumgarten, Todd Eastman, Julia Ensign, Lisa Kaufman, Sonja Max, Erik Lookabill, Kara Kroon, Sharon Evans, Dale Evans, Loren Adkins, Tara Adkins, Chris Barker, Jen Barker, Amos Jackson, Stu Currier, Emma Cook, Colleen Unema, Barry Unema, Lucas Gaston, Soren Ficklin, Chantel Kroon, Laus Leedy, Blue Leedy, Kai Leedy, Brooks Auld, Kellen Auld, Magnus Collander, Calvin Collander, Kelly Hart, Mathew Daluiso, Christian Kraski, Serena Cuera, Zoe Pollard, Sean Hegstad and staff April Claxton and (yours truly) Todd Elsworth.
Todd Elsworth is one of the many “Mossy-haired lunatics roaming the dripping peninsulas”, described in “I’m Here for the Weather” by Tom Robbins. As executive director, he works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.