The Whatcom County Council voted on sending a letter to the Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands affirming their support of a land exchange followed by a reconveyance of Department of Natural Resources managed Forest Board Lands to Whatcom County. The reconveyed land will become a 8,700 acre forest preserve County park. The vote which is a clear indication that the park will go forward passed 5-2. More by Jared Paben HERE.
I attended the meeting and took some pictures. The issue was kind of a big deal for me and a few other folks. But really it is a big deal for Whatcom County. More later - lots of field work over the next few days.
Whatcom County Council from the left Carl Weimer in favor, Bill Knutzen opposed, Ken Mann in favor, Kathy Kershner in favor, Barbara Brenner opposed, Pete Kremen in favor and Sam Crawford in favor.