Pat Powell: “People are really thinking about protecting natural heritage. This is a place – Whidbey Island – that is special for everyone. Protecting the forest helps protect the island, Puget Sound and really helps us to pay back our planet.” [:14]
Powell says the roughly one square mile forest is known locally as the Trillium property. Three banks currently own the parcel through a foreclosure. They set the June 10th deadline. If the land trust fails to raise the remaining $2.5 million, it expects the forest to be sold to a back-up buyer and then developed with houses.