Galbraith Parking Fundraising Campaign

Donate to the Galbraith Parking Lot fund now!

WMBC parking lot fundraiser video from Chris Grundberg on Vimeo.


Our current Parking Lot holds 30 cars.

With the  Galbraith Easements secured and access guaranteed forever, the WMBC has assembled an all-star team of professionals and we’ve been working hard on a new parking  expansion design and implementation plan on Samish Way.  Our goal is to greatly increase safety for all trail users (especially after-school bike clubs), road cyclists on Samish Way and drivers entering /exiting the parking lot.

We will be entering the permitting phase with intended construction to take place in September 2019.  The estimated cost of the new parking lot is $285,000 and the WMBC and we NEED our members to step up and help us raise those funds.

A huge thank you to the Rotary Club of Bellingham for kickstarting our capital campaign for the parkng lot expansion with their extremely generous gift of $100,000!!

WMBC Samish Parking Lot Version_2_presentation

Version 2.0 (DRAFT) of the parking lot.  Designed by JP Slagle from Freeland and Associates.

Donor Wall with engraved bricks being built by Construction by Champion.


Donor Wall Bricks for the expanded parking lot.

Donor Levels:  We need your help!

  • $1,000 – Gold Level:  12” x 12” Brick – 4 lines x 21 characters and your business logo
  • $300 –    Silver Level: 8” x 8” Brick – 4 lines x 16 characters of text
  • $150 –    Bronze Level: 4” x 8” Brick – 2 lines x 16 characters of text

Key Parking Lot Design Elements:

  • 140 Parking stalls
  • 10 x 19’ long stalls to accommodate longer vehicles and bike racks
  • 2 Vault toilets
  • Kiosk with maps and Information
  • Crosswalk across Samish Way
  • Access will be directly across from Galbraith Lane
  • Trail access into Lake Padden Park

Our Team of professionals includes:

  • Barry Dikeman – General Manager, RAM Construction
  • JP Slagle – Civil Engineer, Freeland and Associates
  • Jon Hansen – Geotechnical Engineer, Associated Earth Sciences
  • Ed Miller and Liliana Hansen – Wetland Biologist, Miller Environmental
  • Jed Sims and Jeremy Disch – Surveyors, Powertek Engineers
  • Shane Kelling – Machine Operator, RAM Construction
  • Chris Luna – Masonry Bathroom, Construction by Champion
  • Kyle Salisbury – Vault Toilets and Concrete curb stops, Granite Pre-cast
  • Mark Lee – Legal, Brownlie, Wolf and Lee
  • Josh Neyman – Project Manager, Bellingham Parks and Recreation

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