Year protected: in process
Land protected: 217 acres
Shoreline Protected: 2.8 miles
Public benefits: pristine beaches, lush forests, native grasslands, rich wildflower meadows, healthy wetlands, diverse plant and animal habitat
Vendovi Island is very remote, located east of Sinclair Island, west of Bellingham, and between Guemes and Lummi Islands. Only two of the island’s 217 acres have been developed. Vendovi is one of the wildest private islands in the San Juan archipelago, which is why for many years it has been a priority for permanent conservation.
The Campaign to Save Vendovi Island is currently in full swing. If we are successful in eliminating the debt that was assumed to acquire the island back in 2010, the Preservation Trust will be in a position to achieve its two stewardship objectives: (1) to protect the island and its unique conservation values in perpetuity; and (2) to make the island available for education, scientific research, and low-impact public access.
Currently, Vendovi Island is open for public visitation (through September). We are working to manage a delicate balance between protecting the ecological integrity of the island and human enjoyment of this property.
As of June 20, 2016, Vendovi Island Preserve is open for visitation Thursday-Monday, 10 am – 6 pm. The Preserve is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
For visitor guidelines and a preserve map, please click on the link below: