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Wetherill Nature Preserve

The Wetherill Nature Preserve can be entered from the Points Loop Trail connecting the Towns of Hunts and Yarrow Point. It is a natural place providing in perpetuity, a habitat for flora and fauna of the Northwest and a retreat in which to commune with nature.
The Preserve is a sensitive area to be enjoyed, but protected. It is open all year during daylight hours. Pets must be on leashes.

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In 1989 Marjorie Baird and her sister Sidonia Foley bequeathed sixteen acres of prime property - originally purchased by their grandfather, Seattle financier Jacob Furth - to the towns of Yarrow Point and Hunts Point to protect, in perpetuity, the land from development and to preserve its wildlife and native plants. The sisters dedicated the Preserve to their mother, Sidonia Furth Wetherill, and their father, Army Colonel, Alexander Wetherill. Marjorie Wetherill Baird died October 30, 2004, at the age of 92
Your support makes a difference!The Preserve is supported by donations and volunteers. Click "Our Website" to learn more.

What surprises new visitors are the Preserve's number of trails and its size, and also the variety of bird life. Waterfront vistas across Cozy Cove sparkle in the sunshine. A kingfisher sometimes chatters from the water's edge or an eagle will land in the lily pads, dipping its wings for a bath. The Preserve offers surprises at any time of the year, but bird life prevails especially in the springtime. Song sparrows and chickadees sing and flit above in the trees. The quiet observer will find mother robins sitting on their nests in low shrubs and trees behind a cozy screen of leaves.

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Precious Moments in time

Posted by Carl View Profile Posted on 06/30/2018 at 01:37PM

It has been said by many, in various ways and with different meanings, that "life is but a series of moments" some of them are precious and linger for a lifetime, whereas others are fleeting.

My precious moments at Islaya are deeply engraved images in my mind and will be with me forever...... Family, friends, beautiful sunsets. blooming flowers, wildlife ................ and much more. 

This group site is a place to share our collective memories of time spent at Islaya. I look forward to seeing your posts so we may together build our collection of precious moments at Islaya, a little bit of heaven on Camano Island.

Islaya - The History

Posted by Carl View Profile Posted on 06/30/2018 at 02:14PM

Islaya, the name of the cabin, is a reshuffle of the word Yasila a remote and tiny fishing village south of the equator in northern Peru, where I was lucky to spend some wonderful summers when I was a kid. The cabin is built on a double lot with 216 feet of south-west facing water front, with a view of Mount Rainier to the south. The land was purchased in 1985. Construction started in 1989 and it was completed in 1991. 

A major remodel was done in 2004. The remodel project started with the simple objective to add some room over the garage for the growing family and ended up with every room being touched and modified in some way. The result however, was exactly what I wanted. 

Over the years, we have had many great times there with family and friends at Islaya.  It is an incredible place during a warm summer day, but it is equally enjoyable in a stormy winter day. There are several type of fruits trees. Among them, pears, apples, plums, figs, kiwis, English walnuts, chestnuts, almonds, peaches, several grapevines, blueberries, blackberries and many, many weeds! Walks on the beach, fishing, boating, crabbing and clamming are among the outdoor amenities.

Precious Moments in Time

Posted by Carl View Profile Posted on 06/23/2018 at 06:01PM

It has been said by many, in various ways and with different meanings, that "life is but a series of moments" some of them are precious and linger for a lifetime, whereas others are fleeting. This site is a place to share our collective memories of time spent at Islaya, a little bit of heaven on Camano Island. You are invited to post and share your own memories.

I will am sharing some of my precious moments at Islaya which are now deeply engraved images in my mind and will be with me forever. Family, Friends, beautiful sunsets. blooming flowers, wildlife ................ and much more

Looking forward to seeing your posts


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Wetherill Nature Preserve

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  • Yarrow Point, WA, 98004 47.640352454229394 -122.22032546997072

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