On wondrous Chuckanut Drive betwixt Bow, Washington and Bellingham on the eastern shores of the Salish Sea lies Larrabee State Park. From the main parking lot, a small underpass conveys pedestrians beneath the train tracks on a short winding path to a lovely beach. On a business trip from Seattle to points north yesterday I had a chance to stop by. Also present were local school groups including one from Concrete, Wash. Larrabee is a scenic and family-friendly state park worth an extended visit on a weekend or a leisurely summer weekday.
The Salish Sea concept invokes native histories across the U.S. -Canadian border between Puget Sound the Straits of Georgia in British Columbia. Supporters accent science-based efforts to protect water quality, marine life and Native cultures tied to the bi-national region’s aquatic byways and resources. Here’s a map of the Salish Sea and information on a 2014 Salish Sea conference being organized by Western Washington University.
Our video shot at Larrabee will tell the rest of the story, for now.
More here on Larrabee.
Also see our previous original Public Data Ferret outdoor videos or photo features accenting public lands to explore.