Skagit Land Trust Works With The Community To Save Yellow Bluff And Kellys Point

Skagit Land Trust Works with the Community
to Save Yellow Bluff and Kelly’s Point

Skagit Land Trust (the Trust) has partnered with community members in a fundraising effort to purchase and permanently protect Yellow Bluff and Kelly’s Point on the southwestern corner of Guemes Island. Well-known to boaters and ferry passengers entering and leaving Anacortes, these large sandy bluffs stand as the sentinel to Guemes Channel. The 27-acre property that will be protected includes the immense bluffs, undeveloped coastal forest and over 3,000 feet of marine shoreline. 

Generations of Guemes Islanders and visitors have walked along the beach at Kelly’s Point to take in the panoramic views, gaze up at the stunning cliffs, and appreciate the dynamic marine edge. Its undeveloped nature is one of the things that draws people to it. “It’s a VERY wild beach!” says committee member Phil Fenner.

Molly Doran, executive director of Skagit Land Trust says, “We are thrilled to be working with the community to protect Kelly’s Point. We want to keep it just the way it is. It is such a beautiful place and has ecological qualities that are increasingly rare in Puget Sound.” 

People wanting to donate to the protection of Yellow Bluff and Kelly’s Point should contact Skagit Land Trust or visit their website at A challenge grant is currently available, matching gifts 1:1.

Skagit Land Trust will host a public information tour of the beach on November 18th at 1:30pm. Ground Floor Guemes and Trust staff will host a second walk on December 2nd at 10:30am with a lunch and information session at the Guemes Community Center at noon. RSVP’s are required for these events.

Skagit Land Trust is a local non-profit conservation organization that protects important natural lands for the benefit of the community and for future generations of people and wildlife. Working with communities, landowners, and partners, the Trust has protected over 8,000 acres and 36 miles of marine and freshwater shoreline in Skagit County. For more information about this project, and to RSVP for the events listed, please visit

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