New director joins BBBPRD2


Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 (BBBPRD2) board of commissioners appointed Ferndale resident Heather Lindsay as the district’s new director. Lindsay brings nearly six years of related experience working at Camp Fire Samish in Bellingham.

“I used to live in Blaine and fell in love with the area,” Lindsay said in a phone interview. “I felt like I could give something back with my education and help youth connect, or reconnect, with nature.”

Lindsay worked as operations director, regional membership manager and program manager at Camp Fire Samish, which connects children with the outdoors through afterschool programs, educational classes and summer camps like Camp Kirby. In these positions, she managed budgets, hired and trained staff, oversaw program quality and was in charge of communication.

In her spare time, Lindsay said she enjoys reading as well as visiting parks and beaches with her family. She also volunteers with Boy Scouts of America. 

Lindsay replaces former BBBPRD2 program manager Heidi Holmes, who left the district earlier this year to pursue other opportunities. Lindsay’s first day was June 6.

“My goals are to increase programming, increase stewardship of parks and trails, connect youth to the outdoors and offer educational classes to the community,” she said.


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