This unique property was permanently protected in 1990 and is the Land Trust’s second ever recorded private conservation easement. The property possesses natural and open space values of great importance to the family and the Bainbridge community. It forms an important piece of the coastal ecosystem in the Agate Passage Waterway.
The bulk of the easement covers a sand spit, beach and wetland that provide habitat and feeding grounds for a number of plant and animal species. Extensive grass areas make it a popular nesting ground for a variety of shore birds. Thanks to the conservation easement the property will remain in a substantially undeveloped state and continue to provide valuable habitat for native species.