Join Whidbey Watershed Stewards at the Freeland Wetlands for Trail Maintenance and Tree Planting. On Newman Road, on right just past Southern Cross Coffee Shack.
Wetlands are one of our most endangered habitats, and this is why there are protections for this ecosystem type. Wetlands provide critical functions from providing aquatic habitats for fish and amphibians, to storage of water to get through dry months. Wetland edges and buffers are productive habitats and provide the structure of trees and brush for the wildlife using the wet areas. There are many techniques to improve or restore wetland function, and they all start with hydrology, but include vegetation and the right soils.
Freeland Wetland Preserve
The Freeland Wetland Preserve is 45 acres of wetland open space located east of Freeland near Newman Road and Double Bluff Road. This area serves as an important habitat for bird, mammal, and amphibian species. The Whidbey Watershed Stewards intend to protect the diverse native plant community by removing invasive species, and nurturing native species. We maintain the Freeland Wetland Preserve property as public open space and conservation property.