Nesset Farm, Phase 2

Category Overview

Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.

Project Highlights

This acquisition of 106 acres and 5,260 lineal feet of river frontage provides the second phase of a major regional park on the south fork of the Nooksack River. When completed, this park will have over five miles of river frontage and approximately 700 acres of uplands for camping, fishing, and day use. A property owner donated half the value of the land to Whatcom County.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Whatcom County Parks & Rec Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $63,660.00 Applicant Match: $790,340.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Whatcom Legislative District: 42 Status: Active Completed RCO Project # 96-083

Location Details

Approximately one mile east of State Route 9, on the Saxon Road.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.