Newly expanded to 58 acres, the Land Trust’s Elger Bay Estuary preserve on Camano Island is the site of one of the few remaining intact pocket estuaries in Island County.
The Land Trust’s Dugualla Bay Preserve on northeast Whidbey Island has grown to 201 acres with purchase of 77 acres of tidelands, beach and uplands.
2019 was a wildly successful year for local conservation: 10 properties, totaling 328 acres, were permanently protected on Whidbey and Camano islands.
The 45-acre Possession Sound Preserve is the Land Trust’s newest nature preserve. South of Clinton on Whidbey Island, it has more than a half mile of beach that will be open to the public in the future.
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.