Can you help us to plan recreation from Baker to Bellingham?

Our first Baker to Bellingham Recreation Plan open house in Bellingham. Photo/ DNR.
Our first Baker to Bellingham Recreation Plan open house in Bellingham. Photo/ DNR.

Do you enjoy working with a team of others with a passion for enjoying Washington’s great outdoors? Do you have ideas for recreation on state lands in Whatcom County? Can you attend 12 to 14 meetings in the Whatcom County area during the next two years?

You may be what we’re looking for in our volunteer-based recreation planning committee for our future Baker to Bellingham Recreation Plan.

Committee members will be creating draft recreation management recommendations and providing information and insight to DNR staff as they develop a plan to guide area recreation on DNR-managed lands for the next 10 to 15 years. For more information, view our committee charter. To apply, complete our PDF or Word document form. We’re accepting applications through Jan. 29.

Recreationists share their vision for recreation on DNR-managed lands in Whatcom County. Photo/ DNR.
Future recreationists share their vision for outdoor opportunities during one of two recent open houses. Photo/ DNR.

We kicked off our Baker to Bellingham Recreation Plan process last week with our first open houses. Thank you to more than 300 people in Bellingham and nearly 150 in Lynden who came out to share their thoughts.

DNR staff were available to speak one-on-one at five different stations, which included accessing the forests, recreating in the forest, partnerships and opportunities, other topics for consideration, and our recreation planning committee.

For more information about our Baker to Bellingham Recreation Plan, visit our website or email us. Look for recaps of our open house presentations and comment summaries soon. To hear more about the planning process and stay informed as additional input opportunities progress, subscribe to our Baker to Bellingham E-news.

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