Today the Island County Board of County Commissioners’ authorized a$175,000 Conservation Futures Grant to purchase a conservation easement including public access on the Noble Creek Property (between Edgecliff Drive and Sandy Point Road). The conservation easement is limited to the existing stream, wetlands and buffer. Also included in the project is the fee simple acquisition of the property north of Edgecliff Drive to the shoreline.
Thank you to all who provided letters of support for this important project. Following solicitation for letters of support on this blog the city received approximately 100 letters of support outlining the importance of preserving and gaining public access to this property. Many of the letters highlighted people’s personal connection to the project that was instrumental in documenting the strong public support for this project.
Stay tuned here for more information as the project develops. The city will likely be seeking volunteers to assist in managing the property.