It may be a year before Robert and Sue Payton are able to walk the new trail they helped build in Central Whidbey this spring. But as far as Robert is concerned, it will be worth the wait.
Hold on for another exciting conservation success ride in 2019. Here’s a sneak preview of what we’re working on for you:
In 2018, 10 properties, totaling 485 acres, were permanently protected throughout Whidbey and Camano islands. Here’s a summary of what you helped accomplish last year.
Share your favorite outdoor images! The Land Trust’s annual photo contest is underway and photo submissions are being accepted.
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.
Jerry Nielsen is eternally grateful that a beautiful piece of Camano Island will remain forever wild. Nielsen deeply appreciates the efforts of the Land Trust to permanently protect this iconic place.
Your support recently protected a truly special 100-acre landscape on South Whidbey owned by the Whidbey Institute. A dramatically expanded conservation easement added 41 acres and increased forest and wetland protection eight-fold!
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.
Photographers call it the golden hour – the hour before sunset or after sunrise when the sun is low in the sky and the soft natural light often leads to warmer, more magical images. Julie Boyd recognized the sort of effect these conditions were having on a Whidbey landscape.
The final pieces are coming together nicely for Barnum Point County Park on Camano Island. This September, the Whidbey Camano Land Trust assisted Island County in acquiring two more key beachfront properties to help make the vision of this expanded county park a reality.