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The Bainbridge Island Land Trust protects and preserves private property as well as acquires land for parks and trails.

Look What the Land Trust Has on the Horizon!

Watch this short video of the Hilltop property!

Between the East and West segments of BainbridgeIsland's GrandForest lies a rare 31-acre opportunity to finally connect these treasured park lands into one property. Acquisition of the Hilltop property will create nearly 540 contiguous acres of permanently-protected natural landscape for the benefit of people, wildlife and water resources.  It will also:

  • save the Hilltop land from conversion to 12-lot residential subdivision
  • protect one of the highest points on Bainbridge Island  and the top of two watersheds which eventually drain into the Puget Sound (at Fletcher Bay and Murden Cove)
  • conserve, while creating public access to:
    • Hilltop’s stunning views of the Olympic Mtns from its expansive  5+ acre upland meadow
    • its forested slopes, which sport waist-deep sword ferns year-round interspersed with a dense, showy carpet of trillium and bleeding hearts in springtime
    • its variety of terrains from Hilltop’s western lowland wetlands and trail-side pond views through cathedral-like groves of mature cedars and big leaf maples
  • create the opportunity for some of Hilltop’s fertile agricultural soils to be used for “pea patches” and community gardens
  • conserve habitats that have high wildlife value due to Hilltop’s extensive forest fringe, open meadow, vegetation complexity and varied topography
  • connect two large protected areas, resulting in nearly 540 acres of BainbridgeIsland in contiguous parks, public trail easements  and Land Trust-protected private lands
  • complete a multi-use East–West Island Trail System of about 4 ½ miles across the center of the Island

Help make it possible to preserve this vital connection, binding our Grand Forest together into a grander whole -- a jewel of our living landscape for the benefit of all – forever.

Visit www.hilltopnow.org for additional information about Hilltop, including an interactive virtual tour map!

PLEASE DONATE or PLEDGE TODAY at www.bi-landtrust.org

or by calling in or mailing your donation or pledge form to the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, PO Box 10144, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, Phone: 206-842-1216

Check out our Facebook page for more pictures of this beautiful property!

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