A rare feat of conservation
In densely populated Puget Sound, few stretches of land feel wild and unchanged. But along the edge of a cove tucked into the eastern side of Camano Island, we accomplished a rare feat: expanding a waterfront park from 27 to nearly 170 acres, with mature coastal forest and a mile of unspoiled beach. In less than three years, we raised nearly $7 million to protect vital fish and wildlife habitat, and give hikers, beach walkers and birdwatchers the chance to explore a part of the island open to the public for the first time in over a century.
“The ability to make over a mile of shoreline available to the public with one project is incredibly rare. And the importance of the property for wildlife and coastal habitats extends well beyond the property boundary.” – Ryan Elting, Land Trust Conservation Director