A chance to set aside 664 acres for public use

Whidbey Camano Land Trust is working to purchase a large forested parcel on Whidbey Island.

Aerial view of forested land on Whidbey Island to be protected by land trust

Photo © 2010 Veronica von Allwörden
Sky and Sea Photography

I walked this land just after the roads were put in by the developer. At the time I was saddened that this gorgeous forest, and hilltop meadows with 360 degree views, were slated to become a gated community of private estates. But things have changed and now there’s a chance that the Land Trust can buy this property and keep it open for everyone – especially wildlife. Plus, because this parcel is mostly upland, keeping it as forest rather than roofs, driveways, lawns and exotic landscapes will be immensely beneficial for the watershed. If there’s a silver lining to the current economic climate, this could be it.

For full details about the effort and how the Land Trust saves forest and other vital lands, visit the WCLT web page  and their Facebook page.

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