Exploring Camano Island: A History & Guide
Post date: Jun 03, 2014 4:1:51 PM
Also available at local book stores, online and from the author.
Showcasing volunteer efforts that protected Camano’s natural spaces! Without a town on the island and a small county office frequently closed, Camano Islanders have learned how to get things done — they just do it their way. Before 1994, with just a state park and a handful of boat launches and picnic spots, getting to the beach or the forest was tough. Too many no trespassing signs warned people to stay away. Opportunities changed when community members found ways to protect natural areas with forests and shorelines. Volunteer efforts supported by nonprofit organizations made the island a welcoming spot for residents, visitors, and wildlife. These natural places that citizens preserved each has its story. Explore Camano Island — the natural land and water, its history, and the people wishing to live in harmony with nature.
Written by FOCIP member Val Schroeder
Proceeds from this book will be donated to support FOCIP and the Whidbey Camano Land Trust's efforts to protect natural habitat on Camano.
Available at Friends of Camano Island Parks events for $20 as a Fundraiser, including BWH programs (3rd Wednesday, 7 PM, Camano Multipurpose Center (Blue Building), 141 East Camano Drive, Camano Island. See http://www.camanowildlifehabitat.org/ for more info).