First meeting Tuesday on planning for new Lake Whatcom-area park

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 27, 2014 

The first of several meetings to plan for Whatcom County's newest park is Tuesday, April 29, at Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

The park was made possible by the transfer of 8,844 acres of forestland around Lake Whatcom from the state to the county.

The goal of the transfer is to provide passive recreation, such as hiking and bicycling, and watershed protection for Lake Whatcom.

At the meeting, Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Department staff will provide an overview of the process, the challenges and the land involved. Participants will be asked to help identify important issues, goals and opportunities to help in the planning process.

There's no date yet on when the planning process will be completed.

Details: whatcomcounty.us/parks.

Reach Kie Relyea at 360-715-2234 or kie.relyea@bellinghamherald.com .

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