UPDATE from Tom Eisenberg:
"I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our FOCIP members and the FOCIP Board for your quick response in support of the acquisition of parcels to expand the Barnum Point County Park. Your e-mails were a large factor in the County’s decision to continue with this special opportunity. We have always known that Camano Island is a special place, and I’ve once again confirmed that the people on our Island are special also. Thanks so much to all of you for what you have done. Tom Eisenberg, President"
Urgent Request re Barnum Point
Please consider emailing Camano Island's County Commissioner, Rick Hannold at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting his support for partnering with the Whidbey Camano Land Trust to expand the Barnum Point County Park. See attached a Barnum Parcels map for the project area. Your email needs to be sent to Commissioner Hannold by Tuesday, April 19th.
The County has a one-time opportunity to place the entirety of the Point into a public park, including almost a mile of shoreline along with forested marine feeder bluff and 48 acres of private tidelands. It’s important to point out to Commissioner Hannold that Barnum Point is the last possibility for public to acquire low bank waterfront acreage on Camano Island. The property is not only historic and iconic but also a vital key to the environmental health of Livingston and Port Susan bays and the Stillaguamish estuary.
FOCIP strongly urges you to craft your own message so that each email is personalized. Please this doesn’t have to be elaborating just your thoughts, but it does have to be done now.
You may find additional information in the Land Trusts recent article on Protecting the Point (attached). Thank you for your support in conveying the importance of this opportunity for Camano Islanders to Commissioner Hannold. Without his support this opportunity could be lost forever. If you support this project please share this with friends, family, groups, and neighbors who live on Camano Island.
Thanks for your support
Tom Eisenberg, FOCIP President