Orcas Village Tidelands, Orcas Island

Adjacent to the Orcas ferry landing, the Orcas Village tidelands contain important eelgrass beds and marine habitat. They were vulnerable to a highly-contested marina proposal. The Save Orcas Bay Alliance purchased the tidelands and donated fee title to the Land Bank. A conservation easement was gifted to the private nonprofit land conservation organization, The San Juan Preservation Trust, adding an additional layer of protection.