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Shorelands, Forests and Farmland, Oh My!

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February 4 @ 1:30 pm 3:30 pm

Guide: Ashley Hironimus and Ann Linnea

In June 2022, Ashley assumed the role of Outreach and Education Specialist at the Land Trust. Previously, she served for eight years as a Zookeeper at the renowned Houston Zoo in Texas. With a degree in Zoo Animal Technology from Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL, Ashley boasts a rich background, with experience at various zoos and wildlife parks. Her passion for conservation and education provides a perfect match in her current role, where she continues to be inspired by the unique landscapes and wildlife of Whidbey Island.

Ann stands as the accomplished author of five captivating books on nature, a retired wilderness guide, and a fervent advocate for engaging with local youth and the environment. Her commitment to community service shines through her invaluable contributions as a dedicated member of the outreach committee at the Whidbey Camano Land Trust. Ann generously shares her wealth of knowledge on the flora and fauna that grace our diverse ecosystem, leaving an indelible mark on the preservation and education efforts of the Land Trust.

The Field Trip (only for Sound Waters University registrants; requires event + field trip ticket):

Get an exclusive preview of this historic preserve located between Greenbank and Coupeville!
This opportunity allows you to join knowledgeable guides on a walk through this incredible property which is host to lush forest, healthy working farmland, and two-thirds of a mile beach lined with natural feeder bluffs. This preserve is not yet open to the public. Don’t miss out!

Level of Difficulty: This walk is rated moderate to difficult due to the length, uneven walking terrain, and extended periods of standing.

Site Specifics: Walking sticks, binoculars. No restrooms on site.
Directions will be provided with your reservation confirmation.

Meet up:

Location of field trip: Keystone Farm and Forest Preserve