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Nooksack River Recreational Use Survey (WA)

Posted: 08/23/2013
By: Thomas O'Keefe

American Whitewater is working with several partners through the National Park Service Rivers and Trails Conservation Assistance Program to develop an updated recreation plan for the upper Nooksack River basin. Paddlers are well aware of the high quality recreational resources found on the forks for the Nooksack and their major tributaries. The goal of this planning project is to develop a strategy for managing recreation use while maintaining the integrity of the natural resources in the area and minimizing potential conflicts. Opportunities exist to improve the recreational experience along these rivers and you can help by taking 10 minutes to answer some questions regarding your own recreation experiences in and along the upper Nooksack. This survey is designed to give you an opportunity to provide us with information that might help improve your future experiences on the North, Middle, and South Fork Nooksack River. All answers will remain confidential. Thank you in advance for your participation! 

Take the Survey:
In parallel with our effort to develop a recreation plan for the Nooksack River, Whatcom County is revising their Comprehensive Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan. The last comprehensive planning effort took place in 2008. As part of this effort the County has been conducting public meetings and released a survey to solicit input on priorities. The survey includes specific questions on facilities for non-motorized boaters and provides an excellent opportunity to rank the importance and need for enhanced recreational facilities along with a means of funding any such improvements. 
Whatcom County Parks and Recreation provides a link to the survey and more information on the public process:

Thomas O'Keefe

3537 NE 87th St.

Seattle, WA 98115

Phone: 425-417-9012
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