Island County prioritizes beach access

Whidbey Island Sea Kayakers (WISK) rest on a Whidbey beach. Island County will spend $175,000 this year to identify public beach accesses on Whidbey and Camano islands.  - Sue Ellen White photo
  • Feb 28, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Mar 2, 2015 at 8:11AM

Beach access advocates have something to celebrate. Island County has earmarked $175,000 to identify the county’s many beach access points and prioritize them for maintenance and signage. The lack of county-sanctioned beach access, along with clearly marked kayak access points have been an ongoing concern for groups supporting public access to the seashore.


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Whidbey Bee Club meets to discuss honeybee deaths

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  • Feb 28, 2015 at 4:00PM

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