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.
Bob Laufenberg couldn’t have asked for a more willing participant to help him break in his new camera. “I think that day I took over 200 pictures,” Laufenberg said. “I would have to say the heron was a feature in all of them.”