The Land Trust has officially opened its Beach View Farm Trail on North Whidbey. Enjoy easy walking and great scenery including a historic working farm, wetlands, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Olympic Mountains.
Cory Fakkema is practicing a new kind of agriculture that harnesses the natural habits of livestock to steadily improve the land at Beach View Farm near Oak Harbor.
Hold on for another exciting conservation success ride in 2019. Here’s a sneak preview of what we’re working on for you:
If you’re seeking a place perfectly emblematic of the beauty of our islands, you’ll know you’ve found it when you see Fakkema Farm, owned by the Fakkema family since the 1950s.
Donald Borgman, a lifelong Whidbey resident, and his cousin, Sharon Greenwood, approached the Land Trust with an extremely generous and wonderful offer. Donald will donate 88 acres of his 126-acre farm near Strawberry Point for a wildlife preserve, and a conservation easement on the remaining 38 acres to ensure it stays a working farm.