The existing park master plan was amended to include a new boat house and associated amenities, proposed improvements to mitigate onsite stormwater, removal of an existing concrete bulkhead, beach improvements, expanding native planting areas and creating infrastructure for the proposed boat inspection program.
Removal of the concrete bulkhead along the eastern shoreline is funded at this time. Design is currently underway.
Stormwater improvements in the existing park lawn area on the north side of the park is also funded at this time. Design is currently underway. This project implements Low Impact Development (LID) retrofits to mitigate for, or eliminate sources of, nutrient and bacteria loading in stormwater runoff from Bloedel Donovan Park into Lake Whatcom. Project designs use reforestation and infiltration as Best Management Practices to mimic native forest conditions and media filtration to provide enhanced treatment.
$128,000 City of Bellingham Water Fund
$384,000 Department of Ecology Statewide Stormwater Grant Program
$150,000 City of Bellingham Water Fund
$150,000 Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office Aquatic Land Enhancement Account Grant
Donation by the Whatcom Rowing Association.
Unfunded at this time.
The master plan amendment was approved by City Council on July 2, 2012.
Stormwater improvements in the north park lawn area are currently in the design phase. Construction is expected to begin summer of 2014.
Concrete bulkhead removal and improvements to the shoreline near the boat launch area is currently in design phase. Construction is expected to begin summer of 2014.
The proposed boathouse is currently in the permit review stage. Construction is also expected to begin summer of 2014.