As a 2020 Park Improvement Project Grant recipient, Fort Ebey State Park staff and volunteers will be able to build twelve new tent pads for campers to enjoy! These new tend pads allow for level, well drained sites which will greatly improve the camping experience. These new tent pads will also allow for park staff to protect the area’s natural resources.
“State Parks and our partners, Friends of Whidbey State Parks are extremely grateful to the Foundation and it’s donors for their generosity and support for two (Whidbey Island) projects. From a natural resource stewardship perspective, both projects will have a positive impact. The new trail steps (at South Whidbey) will remove caustic creosote from the trail and reduce erosion. The tent pads (at Fort Ebey) will serve to limit the area of impact from continual use by our visiting campers. In addition, both projects will have a positive impact on visitor experience. The new trail steps will be more even and stable, and provide for a more natural walking gait. The tent pads will provide a level surface free of rocks and roots – a much more pleasurable sleeping experience. Having this support from the Foundation… is very much appreciated.” – Chris Holm, Area Manager, Washington State Parks.