(Whidbey, website) http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/ebeys-landing Stroll across rolling emerald fields, climb coastal bluffs towering above crashing surf, and wander along a driftwood-strewn beach, gazing across busy coastal waters to a backdrop of snowcapped Olympic Mountains. And there's more! Prairie flowers, bald eagles, shorebirds, and historic relics. One of the finest coastal hikes in the Northwest, Ebey's Landing is one of Washington's most naturally diverse as well as historically significant places.
(Whidbey, website) http://www.nps.gov/ebla/index.htm Today this National Historical Reserve preserves the agricultural and cultural traditions of Ebey’s Landing – both native and Euro-American – while offering spectacular opportunities for recreation.
(Whidbey, website) http://www.islandcountymrc.org/Projects/Marine-Habitats/Phytoremediation-Bioswale.aspx On Ebey's Prairie on central Whidbey Island we are partnering with the Town of Coupeville, Ecolotree, the National Park Service and Whidbey Island Conservation District in a pilot project to divert storm water runoff into a bioswale on the edge of town. The bioswale will percolate this runoff through a mass of roots and soil, which, we hope, will remove pollutants before this water reaches Puget Sound.
Farmers Market and Garden: South Whidbey Tilthedit
(Whidbey, website) http://www.southwhidbeytilth.org/garden.html South Whidbey Tilth Garden
Gardening space is available for people in the community. There is also a demonstration garden that is evolving. In 2000, we conducted an heirloom seed research project. We also have gardening educational materials that can be loaned.
Forage Fish Survey - Island County Marine Resource Committeeedit
(Whidbey, website) http://greenbankfarm.biz/ Greenbank Farm is a community-founded nonprofit organization which manages 151 acres of publicly owned space and an historic farm, located at the center of Whidbey Island.
(Washington State, website) http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/habitat/ Learn about the efforts Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife are making toward habitat conservation, protection and restoration.
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(Whidbey, website) http://www.meerkerkgardens.org/visit.html Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, a not-for-profit garden open to the public, encompasses ten acres of display and educational gardens enveloped by forty-three acres of woodland preserve with 4+ miles of nature trails. Friends of Meerkerk memberships, plant sales, admission and contributions combine to care for the Gardens. We hope you enjoy your visit and visit often
(United States, website) http://www.nwf.org/What-We-Do.aspx National Wildlife Federation works closely with those who span the social and political spectrum, but who are connected by a common commitment to conservation.
(Whidbey, website) http://pigeonguillemot.org/ Learn about the Pigeon Guillemots that gather into colonies to breed in our seaside bluffs. These entertaining and endearing black and white seabirds with fire-engine-red feet symbolize healthy coastal waters.
(Washington State, website) http://wdfw.wa.gov/mapping/salmonscape/index.html SalmonScape, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's interactive, computer mapping system, is one of the most important tools created thus far to deliver scientific information to those involved in on-the-ground salmon recovery projects.
(Washington State, website) http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/species/ From bats to woodpeckers, the animal species covered in these fact sheets were selected after surveying agencies and organizations that receive calls from the public about local wildlife. These Fact Sheets have been created by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
(Whidbey, website) http://parkswa.reachlocal.net/parks/?selectedpark=Fort%20Casey Fort Casey State Park is a 467-acre marine camping park with a lighthouse and sweeping views of Admiralty Inlet and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. A coast artillery post features two 10-inch and two 3-inch historic guns on display. The park features 10,810 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound (Admiralty Inlet), and includes Keystone Spit, a two-mile-plus stretch of land separating Admiralty Inlet and Crocket Lake.
(Whidbey, website) http://parkswa.reachlocal.net/parks/?selectedpark=Joseph%20Whidbey Joseph Whidbey State Park is a 112-acre day-use park with 3,100 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Juan De Fuca in northern Puget Sound. The scenery is beautiful, views are magnificent, wildlife is everywhere and the beach is one of the grandest on Whidbey Island.
(Whidbey, website) http://parkswa.reachlocal.net/parks/?selectedpark=South%20Whidbey South Whidbey Island State Park is a 347-acre camping park with 4,500 feet of saltwater shoreline on Admiralty Inlet. Park features include old-growth forest, tidelands for crabbing and clamming, campsites secluded by lush, forest undergrowth and breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. The park offers a unique outdoor experience.
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(Whidbey, website) http://parkswa.reachlocal.net/parks/?selectedpark=Deception%20Pass Deception Pass State Park is a 4,134-acre marine and camping park with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline, and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline on three lakes. Rugged cliffs drop to meet the turbulent waters of Deception Pass. The park is outstanding for breath-taking views, old-growth forests and abundant wildlife.
(Whidbey, website) http://www.whidbeyaudubon.org/ Whidbey Audubon Society is dedicated to the understanding, appreciation, and protection of wildlife species
and their habitat on Whidbey Island and surrounding waters.
(Island County, website) http://www.wclt.org/ The Whidbey Camano Land Trust was created in 1984 to protect our islands’ most important natural habitats, scenic vistas, and working farms and forests in partnership with landowners and island communities.
(Whidbey, website) http://www.whidbeywatersheds.org/ Whidbey Watershed Stewards promotes nearshore and watershed health by linking water, land, wildlife and people on Whidbey Island through education, research, and restoration
(Washington State, website) http://extension.wsu.edu/forestry/ This program provides education and information about forest management to private forest landowners as well as the general public. We offer classes, workshops, and field days as well as publications, videos, and online resources to help you achieve your goals as a forest owner. We invite you to browse the vast resources on this site