Support a wildland legacy for Whatcom County
This action has been retired and replaced by a March 2013 action. Thank you!
UPDATE: The Whatcom Council Council voted on 9/25/12 to delay for 4-6 months further action on the issue of a new forest preserve for Lake Whatcom. Read more. Thanks for supporting the preserve! We'll let you know when next steps are needed, taking action to protect Lake Whatcom.
HISTORY: Supporters packed a September 11, 2012, public hearing by the Whatcom County Council on a proposed Lake Whatcom Forest Preserve Park. More than 200 sported “A Park for All of Us” stickers and testified in support until nearly midnight. Thanks to to everyone who attended!
Council members decided to postpone a vote on the park until October 9 to allow for consideration of a new proposal by Councilmember Sam Crawford, who suggests shrinking the proposed park by about 20% by dropping the least environmentally sensitive lands outside the watershed.
Please also contact the council (below) to let them know that you support the Lake Whatcom Forest Preserve Park. The park is a tremendous opportunity to improve our quality of life in Bellingham and Whatcom County, offering:• Low-impact recreation and hiking, biking, and camping opportunities
• Local control of the watershed, with little impact to forestry
• Wildlife habitat and old growth forest for future generations
Thank you for supporting the preserve in person or with a personalized note!