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Guided Walk Schedule 2021

posted Oct 9, 2019, 5:12 PM by FOCIP of Camano Parks   [ updated May 2, 2021, 7:17 PM ]


Since 1995 FOCIP has been leading these walks and has maintained the trails through its continuing stewardship program. Join members of FOCIP and Backyard Wildlife Habitat Stewards on these walks. See the unique features of each park. The pace is moderate and walks take place rain or shine or cold.

Walks are canceled if there is significant snow or high winds. Participants are asked to wear sturdy shoes or boots and appropriate clothing for the weather. Walks at the State Parks require a pass. FOCIP will give a temporary for the walks in those two parks.

COVID-19:   Please comply with with social distancing, COVID-19 sign in, and wearing masks.   These walks are all pending on no future COVID-19 restrictions.

No dogs please for the safety of the walkers.  Masks required.

Check back for updates on future walks.

2021 GUIDED WALKS 

*Note that these walks are dependent on no future Covid-19 restrictions.

Saturday, Apr 17: Four Springs Lake Preserve  
Meet at 9:30 am at the parking area. Proceed from East or West Camano Drive turning on Camano Hill Road. Look for Lewis Lane and turn north to the parking area. FOCIP signs will be at the turns, off of Cross Island Rd. See this beautiful preserve with a 2 mile walk on the perimeter trail, and wetland trail. There are two 50 ft fairly steep hills with benches for resting.  No dogs please.  Masks required.

Saturday, May 22: Iverson Spit Preserve, Kristoferson Creek Habitat and English Boom Historical Park. 
Participants wearing masks should arrive at Iverson Spit Preserve at 9:30a.m. Iverson Spit is accessed from East Camano Drive via  Russell Road east to Sunrise Road then south to Iverson Beach Road. Follow Iverson Beach Road east down to the beach area and drive north to theend. After a short level 1 mile walk with views of Port Susan Bay, a beaver activity area and the Hobbit Trail, drivers will caravan to Kristoferson Creek Habitat for a short visit. The caravan directions to the third stop at English Boom Historical Park will be given at Iverson Spit. The walk at English Boom Historical Park is about 1 mile in length on a marsh trail along Skagit Bay. A Mount Baker view, a picnic shelter, interpretive sign boards, bridges and a boardwalk are some of the special features of this historical park. No dogs,please.

Saturday, June 19: Barnum Point Preserve:
Participants wearing masks should meet at 9:30 at Barnum Point, the newest Island County park, which has been open since 2017. The walk is about 3.3 miles. Great views, a wetland, viewing platforms and benches fill this trail experience. Island County has a workshop and storage on the property. The walk starts from the parking lot at 278 Sunrise Boulevard, located near the south end of Sunrise Boulevard. The walk down to the beach at the east end of the park is on a fairly steep gravel road. The group will move slowly for this early on experience. Note there are two bench “rest stops” on the way back up!The rest of the walk is mostly level with a few slight gain areas. There are many good views along the way. No dogs, please.

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