Advocacy Alert: Lake Whatcom Trail meeting, Wednesday, March 18th
Please join us next Wednesday (March 18th) as Whatcom County Parks will be holding their 2nd community meeting to gather public input about recreational opportunities in the Lake Whatcom Reconveyance.
For those not familiar with this land, it’s the 8,800 acres on Lookout and Stewart Mountains (see below maps) that was transferred from the DNR back to Whatcom County after a rather lengthy (8 year) process. Over those years, many of you showed your support at county council meetings and in your well-written letters, so we need your follow-through to show support for trails that will provide an amazing recreational experience for mt. bikers and other trail users alike.
Some items to consider in next week’s meeting:
• Does the county’s initial plan align with those locations or trails where you currently recreate?
• What kind of experience do you want to see on these lands? Loops, destinations, camping, multi-use trails, single use trails, a more rugged experience, family trails, etc?
• Do you currently recreate on these mountains? If so, if you are riding/hiking/running on trails or areas currently, be sure to let the County know about those areas/trails. Feel free to be specific.
Meeting Details below:
When: Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30 PM
Where: Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck Street, Bellingham
Please join us for the second community meeting to discuss the Lake Whatcom lands that were transferred to Whatcom County through reconveyance. Staff will present updated information on recreational opportunities, constraints and conceptual trail plans. Participants will be asked to provide comments and suggestions on the proposals. Updates will be posted to the Whatcom County Parks & Recreation website.
Please share this information with anyone you feel may be interested in participating. Maps of the area are below: