The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) awarded Waypoint Park in Bellingham, WA to receive one of four Best Restored Beach award in the country. This award was developed to highlight the hard work, protection and enhancement that comes with any beach project. In addition to Bellingham, beach projects in Louisiana, Texas and Florida were also honored.
“This award acknowledges the remarkable public investment and commitment by the City of Bellingham toward this early action that restores and reclaims our industrial waterfront,” said Leslie Bryson, Parks and Recreation Director.
ASBPA's award celebrates the broad benefits that come from beaches, including storm protection, habitat restoration, recreation, tourism, and protection against sea level rise. The www.cob.org/gov/projects/Pages/Parks/whatcom-waterway-park.aspx.