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To the lighthouse
Fall 2011
For more than a century one of Washington’s earliest man-made landmarks has perched 120 feet above the sea on the bluff at Admiralty Head on Whidbey Island. In its early years, the lighthouse beacon guided the sailing ships that helped ...
Categories: History, Architecture and design
Tags: Parks, Lighthouse

Where land and water meet
Winter 2010
For Todd Mitchell '97, the purchase of Kiket Island near Deception Pass meant the return of  a cultural resource to his people. For the other myriad residents of the Puget Sound area, it is another decisive step toward restoring a priceless resource.
Categories: Washington state history, Environmental studies
Tags: Conservation, Parks, Deception Pass, Puget Sound, Kiket Island

Brian Carter ’06—On the same garden path
Spring 2010
Brian Carter ’06 is a natural resource specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, but he often uses a shorter description.“I’m a curator,” he says, while offering up the Latin name for a tree at Seattle’s Ballard Locks. “I m...
Categories: Alumni, Global Campus, Agriculture
Tags: Gardening, Parks

Florence Wager '54—Vancouver park activist without par
Winter 2009
Florence Wager bought a set of golf clubs when she wrapped up her career in arts and education.“I had this preconceived notion about retirement,” says Wager, 81, who earned a bachelor’s degrees at WSU in speech in 1950 and education in 1954 a...
Categories: Alumni, Social work
Tags: Parks, Trails, Vancouver, Volunteer

The man who gave away mountains
Fall 2006

One of our first graduates spent a lifetime and fortune amassing land for the enjoyment of others.

Categories: History, Alumni
Tags: Eastern Washington, Conservation, Parks