Recreation Northwest (RN). Founded on January 15, 2013, our foundation was built on the Bellingham Traverse multi-sport race and its’ expansion into the Northwest Traverse Series in Olympia, Winthrop and North Bend. See Our History for complete event portfolio and origin story.
We are Recreation Northwest
We teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play. Over the past eight years, we’ve appreciated our relationships with you in the active outdoor recreation community. We are resilient and remain committed to our mission and will re-emerge with a clear and exciting path— leading our community forward in the great outdoors. On behalf of the Board of Directors and our Staff, we look forward to creating the next chapter and experiences together.
The City of Bellingham is situated on the ancestral and traditional homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, whose tribal treaty rights we support and for whose enduring care of the lands and waters we are deeply grateful.
2022 Strategic Plan
As we evolve into our new Outdoor Recreation & Nature Education programming, localizing our advocacy efforts, and continuing our community stewardship we have a solid body of work to guide us. Dig into our 2022 Recreation Northwest Strategic Plan (PDF)
Dig into our Outdoor Recreation & Nature Education information page. This is a layout of the Who, What, Why, Where, When & More! of this new program launched in July 2021. We hope you’ll join us outdoors. Browse our Classes & Tours Calendar. See Scholarship Opportunities.
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