We had a strong showing out of the gate with our Fundraising Campaign for our Stewardship Program and the Fairhaven Park Trail Relocation Project. We’re currently at $18,000 and on our way to our goal of $30,000. We need your help.
Please consider how impactful your donation is to our organization in helping us seeing this project through to completion. Donate to the cause, today!
We are about to submit our Critical Areas Permit to the City of Bellingham to move to the next steps. Perry Welch, Welch Ecological Services, has prepared a comprehensive report that delineates the wetlands and gives us the solid footing we need to move this project forward. We appreciate his thoroughness and collaboration.
The current state of the trail is shown on the left side of the photo below, once completed, the trail will appear as it does on the right side. The relocated trail will provide easy access between Fairhaven Park and 18th Street. This is a step in the right direction.
For more context:
Community Stewardship Project – Fairhaven Park and the Community Forest – The big picture
Recreation Northwest as Community Stewards of Fairhaven Park – The background
Update on Trail Relocation Project – Community Stewardship campaign Oct. 2nd update on Partners and Contractors.
If you need some more convincing, please enjoy this heartfelt plea to give.
As Executive Director of Recreation Northwest, Todd Elsworth promotes outdoor recreation and brings community together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. His decades of extensive event production, marketing and writing experience propel this passion. You might bump into him and his daughter Violet while they’re biking, hiking, paddling or skiing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.