Outdoor experts feature in recreation expo

Check out the latest in outdoor gear and services at the second annual Recreation Northwest Expo. The expo takes place Thursday, March 12 at the Bellingham Lakeway Inn and showcases outdoor adventure gear and services in the northwest.

Nearly 100 exhibitors will show off the latest outdoor equipment, discuss health and wellness options and encourage outdoor activity. Visitors can sign up for dozens of door prizes, which include trips, gear and free entry to local races.

This year’s expo features three keynote speakers. Krissy Moehl, a writer and ultramarathon runner, is a popular lecturer on healthy living. She has been featured in numerous publications and gave her own TED Talk on running in 2011.

William Dietrich is a Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist, bestselling fiction author and a professor at Western Washington University. Christian Martin is a freelance writer and environmental activist based out of Bellingham. Together, Dietrich and Martin will speak about their new book, “The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal In The Wilds Nearby.”

Admission to the Recreation Northwest Expo is free. The doors will open at 4 p.m., and the keynote speakers will begin at 7 p.m. To register for door prizes, visit recreationnorthwest.org.

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