February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Preserve Presenter: Joanne Barton In 2012, Bill and JoAnn Barton began realizing their vision of preserving important habitat on Yaquina Bay. In the ensuing years they’ve acquired 300 acres on a large peninsula rich in history, wildlife and native Sitka spruce, with shoreline along King Slough, Yaquina Bay, and the Yaquina River. One small estuary has been enhanced; over three miles of trails have been developed; and three bridges have been built. Future plans include rehabilitation of culverts, installing a kayak landing and building a barrier-free trail. Yakona Nature Preserve was granted 501(c)3 non-profit status in July 2018 and will be open for hiking within five years.