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Deer Harbor Waterfront
Preserve, Orcas Island
This 2-acre property with 650 feet of low-bank marine shoreline
and associated tidelands, is located just north of the Deer
Harbor hamlet. Mixed forest and an area of open meadow with a
walking path, provides public access to the shoreline and views
across the harbor to the Wasp Islands. A variety of birds
utilize this property, including bald eagles, osprey,
kingfishers and hummingbirds. The Land Bank�s restoration
efforts at this site have improved important shoreline processes
and habitat function to benefit forage fish essential to salmon.
Land Bank Purchase Price: $1,050,000
(2006) with approx. $75,000 (as of December 2006) contributed by
Deer Harbor residents toward stewardship of the property.