Land Trust Welcomes Two New Board Members
Janett Wingett first learned of the Whidbey Camano Land Trust soon after moving to Camano Island in 2015. The nonprofit nature conservation organization got her attention during a whirlwind campaign to permanently protect what is now Barnum Point County Park.
“The more I learned about the Land Trust and witnessed what was accomplished in a few short months, the more impressed I was with the caliber of Land Trust members and administrators and with the creative array of tools and skills they use to cobble together a patchwork of what is now forever protected land, Barnum Point,” Janett said.
Janett’s interest in local conservation and passion for nature and the outdoors led to her desire to become more deeply involved with the Land Trust. She recently fulfilled that goal, starting the new year as one of two new members on the Land Trust’s board of directors.
Janett joins Michael Stansbury of Greenbank. Michael returns to the board after serving two previous terms from 2014-19.
Janett is the only Land Trust board member who lives on Camano. She is retiring this spring after 38 years with from the Seattle Fire Department and is excited about her new role with the Land Trust, including educating others about the organization.
“I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and get my boots dirty!” she said.