An Open House at Lake Zylstra Preserve

Posted October 1, 2018 at 6:15 am by

Thanks to Nan­cy DeVaux for shar­ing her vis­it to the Land Bank’s Lake Zyl­stra Pre­serve… (click on the pho­tos for a larg­er image).

Lake Zyl­stra Pre­serve — Nan­cy DeVaux photo

As the rain let up Sun­day after­noon a steady flow of islanders showed up at the Open House to get an ear­ly look at Zyl­stra Lake, a new 60-acre acqui­si­tion by the Land Bank and the San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust. In a pas­toral set­ting below Mount Dal­las, the Lake has a one+ mile trail around it. It mean­ders through fields and with views of a series of wet­lands that flow into San Juan Val­ley and the False Bay watershed.

 Islanders were thrilled with the access to a new area, for­mer­ly pri­vate­ly owned. The misty fall foliage added to the cel­e­bra­to­ry mood. A man­age­ment plan is being devel­oped by the Land Bank, which will guide pub­lic use of the prop­er­ty. It is not cur­rent­ly open to the pub­lic.

Lake Zyl­stra Pre­serve — Nan­cy DeVaux photo

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