Eric Lamers spent more than two decades carefully tending to his Camano Island forest making it healthier for plants and wildlife. As a tribute to her late husband, and to preserve the property their family loves, Jan Lamers worked with the Land Trust to permanently protect it.
Newly expanded to 58 acres, the Land Trust’s Elger Bay Estuary preserve on Camano Island is the site of one of the few remaining intact pocket estuaries in Island County.
Among dozens of exciting conservation projects the Land Trust is working on, here are just a few we expect to complete in early 2020.
The Land Trust’s 2020 Calendar is now available at various retail outlets in Island County.
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?
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.
Fran Burnside’s dearest childhood memories are rooted on the shores of Camano Island. When she was a young girl in the 1940s, she and her two brothers would spend summers at her grandparents’ property on Elger Bay.
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.