Recreation, Conservation and Public Access Plan



The Port of Bellingham is updating its Recreation, Conservation and Public Access Plan. Please help inform the Plan update by taking a brief survey between Monday, July 17, 2023 and Monday, August 21, 2023.


This plan must be updated every six years for the Port to remain eligible for Boating Facility Grants and other grants offered through the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO). Public involvement and support are important considerations used by RCO to evaluate grant projects.

The Port has developed a survey to engage the public about its open space parks and facilities. In order to make the survey accessible to the widest possible audience within Whatcom County the survey is available in English, Spanish, Eastern Punjabi and Russian.


Please go to the following links to take the survey:

·         English,

·         Español (Spanish),

·         ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Eastern Punjabi), and

·         Русский (Russian).


The survey will open on Monday, July 17, 2023 and will remain open until Monday, August 21, 2023. There will be opportunities for additional public participation once a draft plan is developed.

For more information about the 2023 update, please contact Kurt Baumgarten, Environmental Planner by email at

More information on Boating Facility or other Recreation and Conservation grants can be found at State of Washington's Recreation and Conservation Office(RCO).