Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.
With the support of the San Juan Preservation Trust, Skagit County Parks and Recreation and a Steering Committee of community leaders are working to protect Sares Bluff and make it part of adjacent Skagit County Sharpe Park. This beautiful 37-acre waterfront forest lies next to an extensive wetland on the southwest coast of Fidalgo Island. The project will benefit public recreation by almost doubling the length of existing trails and by protecting significant natural values of Sares Bluff. Sares Bluff is the largest remaining undeveloped, privately-owned marine waterfront parcel on Fidalgo Island. It is also a vital link between the shoreline and inland parcels of Sharpe County Park. Together, Sares Bluff and Sharpe Park will comprise a forest of over 110 acres and almost a mile of natural area shoreline.