Before Bob Wilken lowered his drip torch to ignite some dry grass at the Admiralty Inlet Natural Area Preserve, the husky, bearded man did something he’s found essential when conducting controlled prairie burns. He blew bubbles.
Some things never change. Robert Bishop realized that on a recent sunny afternoon when he found himself covered in sweat and green alfalfa dust after loading bales of hay into a pickup driven by his older brother, Malcolm.
The Whidbey Camano Land Trust and Island County are partnering on a project that will feature an ADA-compliant loop trail.
The job was colossal. A jungle of Canada thistle with mats of seed heads as thick as pillows greeted a group of mostly young men and women who came to Whidbey Island looking for a way to care for the land.
Each year, the Land Trust celebrates its volunteers in a special way by holding an event in their honor. This year, the Volunteer Appreciation Barbecue was held at 3 Sisters Farm in Oak Harbor. If success could be measured by smiles and laughter, this event was a hit.
Click on the image above to view an interactive slideshow capturing some of the best photos from the August 2017 donor tour of Barnum Point.
Cyclists of all levels got a chance to soak in the scenery while actively enjoying the outdoors during the Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s second annual Sea, Trees, & Pie Bike Ride July 23.
The first big step to enhance and restore the vital wildlife habitat is tackling invasive weeds that are literally choking out native vegetation.
The Land Trust recognized the allure and importance of trail systems in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve and started planning ways to link them.
The new trailhead, on Smugglers Cove Road, a mile south of South Whidbey State Park, is the product of a partnership between the Land Trust and Island County.