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Action Alert: Whatcom County Parks wants your input!

Hi folks!

Many thanks to everyone who made it out for the 2nd Trail meeting for the Lake Whatcom Reconveyance on Wednesday, March 18th. We had another stellar turnout and a packed house…it’s obvious there is a lot of passion for the new park.

IMPORTANT: If you didn’t make it to the meeting (or would like to make additional comments), take 10 minutes to email your feedback to Whatcom County Parks (parks@co.whatcom.wa.us).  See below for more info.

In the meeting, Rod Lamb (park planner) showed 3 different trail alternatives (1-3) with 1 providing the least amount of trail mileage and 3 providing the most trail mileage. We then broke out into a commenting period about the alternatives.

The three alternatives provided are guidelines and were intended to create discussion and feedback. As such, they NEED feedback on what they’ve put together so far: specifically, please let them know what you liked, what’s missing and what you’d like to see in the future park. The three Alternative Plans can be found here: http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/625/Lake-Whatcom-Reconveyance

Some potential items to mention to the County:

Alternative 3:
We support a modified version of Alternative 3 for Stewart and Lookout Mountains that creates the most trail mileage and looks at user-built trails, has better routing options and different trail designations.

Lookout Mountain Alternative 3: http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/DocumentCenter/View/8015

Stewart Mountain alternative 3: http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/DocumentCenter/View/8012

Types of trails:

Connectors:

User-built/ Pre-existing Trails:

For more background, here are the public comments from last April’s meeting:
https://kevinmenard.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/lake-whatcom-planning-mtg-public-comment-042914.pdf

View of Lookout and Stewart Mountains flanking Lake Whatcom.