The Land Trust plans for more than 1,300 native plants to go into the ground at the Silliman Preserve. It’s all part of the organization’s goal to enhance fish and wildlife habitat and help protect a functioning wetland system in the Maxwelton watershed.
Whidbey Island’s newest nature preserve, the Donald Borgman Nature Preserve, already comes with a ringing endorsement. Bruiser appears to love the place.
Pat Powell has worked with conservation buyers before, but the call she received last spring was still a wonderful surprise. The caller was looking for help finding a noteworthy forest property on South Whidbey to purchase for preservation.
If trees could talk, one can only imagine what those on Don and Jan Allens’ land would say. For more than a half century, the Allens have gently tended their wooded Whidbey Island property, helping a lush forest remain standing.
Lidabeth Hicks has lived on her property for 67 years. She’s developed such a love for the wildlife on her land that she donated a conservation easement to the Land Trust that prohibits the forest from ever being cut down.
Wanting to leave the world and Whidbey Island a better place, a lifelong resident of Greenbank recently donated a conservation easement to protect wildlife on the 54-acre property where he was born and still resides. The donated easement will ensure that this lovely wildlife refuge will remain, much as it is today, forever.
When Frances Sweeney was a young girl, one of her childhood sanctuaries was her grandparents’ California land and home. She remembers the chili peppers in their garden, the eucalyptus trees and the orange groves nearby.