Land Trust Welcomes 3 New Board Members

Author: Jessica | 01/31/19

New Board Members 2019

From left, Janet Hall, Jay Adams and Michael McGarry are new additions to the Whidbey Camano Land Trust board of directors.

The Land Trust recently welcomed three new members to its board of directors.

Janet Hall of Freeland and Jay Adams and Michael McGarry of Coupeville joined the board in January.

Hall is well known locally for her work in environmental education. She worked as an interpretive specialist for Washington State Parks before retiring in 2018. Prior to that, she spent nearly 20 years as an environmental educator and volunteer coordinator for WSU Waste Wise Island County. She continues to teach birding classes for Whidbey Audubon.

Adams also is passionate about birding and has a background as an educator. A New England native, he spent most of his working years teaching history and managing historical sites in Massachusetts and Maine. He moved to Whidbey Island in 2015.

McGarry is a retired clinical psychologist who moved to the Ebey’s Landing area of Whidbey in 2016. An avid beach walker, he was drawn to the area’s natural beauty and shorelines after growing up near the beach in Florida.

“We are thrilled to have these three incredible additions to our board,” said Debora Valis, Land Trust board president. “They each love Whidbey and Camano islands and understand how important it is to protect the natural lands that make these islands so special. They bring great ideas and energy and have a lot to share.”

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