John Moon bought his property in Ebey’s Reserve in 1957 when the Navy transferred him to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Explaining that, “I’ve seen a lot of development around,” he donated a conservation easement on 26 acres of his property to ensure it stayed just the way he loved it – in open space. Ten acres is a natural woodland where many wild creatures find refuge, food, and resting space. The adjacent 16 acres has been farmed for more than 100 years. It lies next to historic farmland owned by the National Park Service.