2019 was a wildly successful year for local conservation: 10 properties, totaling 328 acres, were permanently protected on Whidbey and Camano islands.
Among dozens of exciting conservation projects the Land Trust is working on, here are just a few we expect to complete in early 2020.
Bob Laufenberg couldn’t have asked for a more willing participant to help him break in his new camera. “I think that day I took over 200 pictures,” Laufenberg said. “I would have to say the heron was a feature in all of them.”
The scissors used in the ribbon cutting were giant-sized, which was fitting. What better way to symbolize a project the magnitude of Barnum Point County Park?
In 2018, 10 properties, totaling 485 acres, were permanently protected throughout Whidbey and Camano islands. Here’s a summary of what you helped accomplish last year.
Jerry Nielsen is eternally grateful that a beautiful piece of Camano Island will remain forever wild. Nielsen deeply appreciates the efforts of the Land Trust to permanently protect this iconic place.
The final pieces are coming together nicely for Barnum Point County Park on Camano Island. This September, the Whidbey Camano Land Trust assisted Island County in acquiring two more key beachfront properties to help make the vision of this expanded county park a reality.
Click on the image above to view an interactive slideshow capturing some of the best photos from the August 2017 donor tour of Barnum Point.
Judy Lynn believes all beaches should be public land. By donating her tidelands to the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, she’s doing her part to ensure future generations will have access to the islands’ coastal lands.