Thank You for Exploring Special Places!

The Land Trust’s first Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt was great fun! That was evident by the wonderful photos and kind words we received from participants.

The object was to follow clues to identify at least three properties protected by the Land Trust, using our interactive map. Then explore those places and take photos from designated spots. Participants who shared their photos were entered in a drawing to win a copy of the updated and expanded recreational guide, “Getting to the Water’s Edge on Whidbey & Camano Islands.”

Sue Payton of Coupeville won the drawing. She and her husband Bob, both volunteer site stewards at Crockett Lake Preserve, were having so much fun they made stops at seven properties and were planning to visit all 12 listed in this year’s Scavenger Hunt. They explored Del Fairfax Preserve, Waterman Shoreline Preserve, Admiralty Inlet Preserve, Trillium Community Forest, Hammons Family Farm Preserve, the Whidbey Institute, and, of course, Crockett Lake Preserve.

Crockett Lake Site Stewards

Bob and Sue Payton, two active Land Trust volunteers, liked the Scavenger Hunt so much they kept going to more and more protected properties. “Each is a jewel in its own way,” Sue said.

“Each is a jewel in its own special way,” Sue said. “How fortunate each property has been preserved. At some sites, we enjoyed the trails. Some sites, we enjoyed the views. Some sites, we watched wildlife. And at some sites, we wondered why hadn’t been there before.”

The Whidbey Institute, with its more than three miles of publicly accessible trails, was the most popular visited site, followed by Trillium Community Forest and Crockett Lake Preserve.

For those who participated in this fun event, THANK YOU!

2020 Scavenger Hunt Photos

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