Saving Open Space for the Community Through WWRP

October 31, 2016

Read an article on The Nature Conservancy’s blog by Coalition Communications and Marketing Coordinator Danica Johnson. This piece focuses specifically on the acquisition of land on Camano Island to protect Barnum Point. The Whidbey Camano Land Trust, partnering with Island County, have applied for two WWRP grants in the Local Parks and Water Access categories.

Excerpt: “The expansion of Barnum Point County Park will give the public much-needed access to beach waterfront and public trails, while preserving critical habitat for marine life including endangered Chinook salmon.

‘The habitat significance of Barnum Point for wildlife and marine life extends well beyond the proposed park boundary. From a protection and conservation perspective, Barnum Point’s critical feeder bluff and vital fish and wildlife habitat make this rare and wild place an ecological gem. It is not unusual to see dozens of bald eagles feeding in the tidelands, and others perching on the tall trees or soaring in the skies,’ says Ryan Elting, Conservation Director at the Whidbey Camano Land Trust.”

Read the full article on The Nature Conservancy’s blog.