We are excited to be venturing southbound to the Emerald City on Tuesday, November 22nd. Recreation Northwest staff, myself* and April Claxton, will be meeting with Patagonia Seattle staff and be onsite all day to chat with the public about our programs, projects and events.
Please stop by the store and our table to learn what’s cookin’!
In 2015, Recreation Northwest received a grant from the Patagonia Foundation’s Environmental Grants team for our Fairhaven Park Stewardship work. We’ve been invited to come down and share what we’ve accomplished.
An Excerpt from our Patagonia Grant proposal for Fairhaven Park
The project includes partnering with community organizations and volunteers to build proper trails connecting Fairhaven Park to the Chuckanut Community Forest, restoring damaged wetlands, improving access to the Forest and engaging neighborhood youth in the process.
The goals of this stewardship project are to protect 3.5 acres of wetland through the design and build of a 1,000 lineal foot trail and to eliminate human traffic through sensitive ecological areas allowing for better public access and for the wetland to once again function in its natural state.
For an update on the Fairhaven Park Trail project status, read my October 2016 – Fairhaven Park Trail and Boardwalk Update.
Other upcoming events
We’ll also be sharing our plans to launch our new Parkscriptions program out of our home-base in Whatcom County- up in the fourth corner of the great state of Washington.
Please stop by and say hi! We have other fun events & races to talk about too!
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.