There are many things that unite us as a people across the globe. One positive commonality is Giving Tuesday– a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give. Unleash Generosity. Giving Tuesday.org
As a a nimble nonprofit, we have many seeds planted in the ground, being nurtured, and waiting to come to life next spring. We are relying on our faith and hope, that there is light on the horizon and you will help us down the path to 2021. We will be sharing our 2020 Annual Report with you soon to reflect on the past year as well and thank those who have helped out. We hope you consider how you can help us beyond your donation today as well. Please reach out if you’d like to lend a helping hand.
We are grateful to be working with Bellingham Parks and WWU Recreation Management & Leadership Department’s faculty and students. Our budding partnerships will help us evolve our Parkscriptions program even further down the path to include outdoor programming in local parks.
We are intently merging Parkscriptions with our stewardship work in Fairhaven Park, activating it as natures classroom. We are looking ahead to our stewardship work in Fairhaven Park including continued trail improvements, nurturing our native plant gardens and providing safe access and way-finding signs for the public to enjoy nature in the urban community forest as a gateway to the Chuckanuts. We hope you have the chance to try out the new bench!
Our community is coming together in a big and beautiful way to support locally owned Whatcom County businesses this holiday season! We are partnering with Sustainable Connections and others on Team Whatcom for Gift Cards Supporting Local Businesses. We are proud of the work we accomplished for the outdoor industry and looking forward to ’21 and working with Port of Bellingham and Team Whatcom to continue to advocate for this powerful economic sector.
Consider donating to Recreation Northwest as part of Giving Tuesday and help us on the path to recovery and success in 2021.
Todd Elsworth, ED
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.