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Responsible Development is a non-profit corporation made up of Bellingham, Whatcom County and Skagit County residents working to ensure that neighbors determine how our neighborhoods will grow.  Click here for more information on the fund.   RD Legal Fund 

Our main project currently is to stop the proposed mega-development on Chuckanut Ridge and to create a "One Hundred Acre Wood" Park.  Preserving these irreplaceable forested wetlands for the entire community to enjoy may require legal challenges with costs estimated at up to $100,000.  This is not an appropriate place for “infill.”

The two pictures below show how Bellingham’s southern view looks now and how it will look after the Fairhaven Highlands development is complete.  Which would you rather see? 

Before Construction


After Construction


Will you support us? Write a Tax-Deductible Check Payable To "Responsible Development!" today.  Click here for a Contribution Form.  Contribution Form  The contribution should be sent to Responsible Development, PO Box 4057, Bellingham, WA 98227

1000 Friends of Chuckanut Ridge:  Responsible Development is trying to get 1000 people to pledge a donation for the purchase of  Chuckanut Ridge.  The goal is to get 1000 people to donate $200 per year for 10 years (i.e., $2 million) to demonstrate the public's commitment to preserve Chuckanut Ridge.  Click here for more details.  Information Sheet  If you are interested in joining the cause with your pledge, click here for the pledge form.  Pledge Form