Dear Bellingham Business Community,
Recreation Northwest is asking for corporate community support to help complete our Fairhaven Park Trail and Wetland Boardwalk project. Your support can be crucial in connecting our public space of Fairhaven Park with Fairhaven Forest and rehabilitating sensitive wetlands. If you would like a tour, just ask, please. Our company work party sponsorships are valued at $1,000. We hope you will consider this as a way to give back to your community.
Your support is crucial to raise the final $11,000 needed to complete this project.
Donors over $1,000 will be honored with their name on a “recognition rock” at the new trail entrance.
Project Background: Recreation Northwest became Park Stewards for Fairhaven Park in 2014. We chose this particular public park due to the impact we have with the trail run leg of our Bellingham Traverse. We were quickly propelled into taking on a long-term project for the health of the forest and the benefit of our community.
Working in partnership with city staff and our community, we chose to focus on trail relocation projects- working towards connecting the park with the Chuckanut Community Forest. We completed Phase 1 in 2015 and will be completing Phase 2 in 2017– with your help.
The new trail will be 400 feet long including an elevated wetland boardwalk crossing to limit impact on this fragile habitat and improve public access. Your support is crucial to raise the final $11,000 needed to complete this project.
For a visual perspective watch our moving video, please.
We’re in our final push to raise the rest of the funds to complete our outstanding stewardship project. Enjoy the video to get a sense of what we’re facing and how we are planning on fixing the problem!
Thank you to all of the business sponsors, individual supporters (like you) for your commitment to our cause and work that we are accomplishing on this project.
You may also download a PDF of our flyer: 2017 Fairhaven Park Trail Project
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.