Lyre Conservation Area Update

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Lyre Conservation Area – photo by John Gussman

November 20th, 2015 – Progress continues as we prepare the largest land protection project in the Land Trust’s 25-year history for public access.  This stunning 280 acre property features the estuary at the mouth of the Lyre River, streams, wetlands, tidelands, bluff-backed beaches and a diverse forest.

We are excited to open the “doors” to the public before the New Year.  Stay tuned for announcements that it is ready for your enjoyment.  Visitors will be able to enjoy day-use activities such as bird-watching, wildlife viewing, surfing, beach-walking and picnicking.

The Land Trust was able to acquire this property through efforts with local partners including the North Olympic Peninsula Lead Entity for Salmon Recovery, the Puget Sound Partnership, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, and the Makah Tribe.  Funding was provided by the State of Washington’s Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration Fund, Marine Shoreline Protection Fund, and its Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program.  In addition, local funding and in-kind support for the restoration and long-term stewardship of the property was provided by Land Trust donors, the prior landowner, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and the Makah Tribe.

We invite you to save the date for our grand opening celebration on April 23rd, 2016.  Stay tuned for more details.