San Juan County is now the owner of Lopez Hill! This incredible 400 acre property is now protected for generations to come!
In a process that took a long time and resulted in a 50-year lease in 2009, the San Juan County Land Bank negotiated with the WA State DNR to reach a deal. MANY THANKS to everyone involved in the Friends of Lopez Hill and the many volunteers who helped along the way. Many, many thanks also, to the County Council and the Land Bank, who continued to keep this project a priority.
We’ll be hosting a celebration sometime soon; we will announce details as we finalize plans.
One thought on “WE DID IT!”
This is the gratifying result of a process of opening up Lopez Hill to public recreation, started by a small group of mountain bikers building trails there in the 1990s. I give the most credit to Adrienne Adams who spearheaded the effort to bring that vision to fruition.