Tag Archives: Community

Nonprofits and the Island Spirit

Here in the holiday season our thoughts turn naturally toward giving. And on Whidbey Island there's a special form of it that reflects the character of our island community. According to the database TaxExempt World, there are 673 registered nonprofit organizations in Island County. That's astonishing: one for every 124 residents of Whidbey and Camano Island. Some...
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A community of forests

Whidbey Island treasures its forests. There's little chance that all this towering green in our environment will someday yield to creeping suburbanization: The people of Whidbey prefer the trees. South Whidbey State Park encompasses 347 acres of pristine, old-growth forest. We can take it all in by walking the Wilbert Trail, itself a testimonial to how...
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