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.
Fran Burnside’s dearest childhood memories are rooted on the shores of Camano Island. When she was a young girl in the 1940s, she and her two brothers would spend summers at her grandparents’ property on Elger Bay.
Elizabeth Umbanhowar had barely started the Sea, Trees, & Pie Bike Ride when a flock of large white birds in Crockett Lake caught her attention. “Are those pelicans?” Umbanhowar inquired.
Whidbey Island’s newest nature preserve, the Donald Borgman Nature Preserve, already comes with a ringing endorsement. Bruiser appears to love the place.
Pat Powell has worked with conservation buyers before, but the call she received last spring was still a wonderful surprise. The caller was looking for help finding a noteworthy forest property on South Whidbey to purchase for preservation.