Mount Grant Preserve Grows to Almost 250 Acres!

Posted February 6, 2018 at 3:21 pm by

Great news from Tan­ja at the Land Bank…

On the heels of the Zyl­stra Lake acqui­si­tion, the San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank was able to secure and addi­tion­al 60+ acres adja­cent to Mount Grant Preserve.

Mt Grant Pre­serve — Con­tributed photo

“Mount Grant is one of the most fas­ci­nat­ing projects I have worked on since becom­ing a land bank com­mis­sion­er,” said com­mis­sion­er Aman­da Azous. “The peo­ple and land con­nec­tions forged by our com­mu­ni­ty on behalf of Mount Grant have far exceed­ed orig­i­nal goals. As a neigh­bor I rel­ish that we have pro­tect­ed valu­able native forests and wild­flower mead­ows as well as incom­pa­ra­ble views we can all enjoy.”

The 30-acre area north of the Pre­serve will pro­vide access to the low­er por­tion of Mount Grant, aid­ing in the eco­log­i­cal man­age­ment and stew­ard­ship of the land. The three 10-acre parcels to the west are with­in the Trout Lake water­shed which will help pro­tect the Town’s water sup­ply. The Town of Fri­day Har­bor also donat­ed a trail ease­ment which pro­vides a great over­look of the lake.

To stay apprised of Mount Grant Pre­serve pub­lic scop­ing meet­ings, and oth­er Land Bank hap­pen­ings, con­tact Tan­ja Williamson at tanjaw@sjclandbank.org or call 360–378-4402 to be added to the Land Bank’s email list.

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