Type: Land Trust and Vashon Park District Ownership
Years Acquired:1990 to 1994 & 2012
Whispering Firs Bog is a rare ecosystem in central Puget Sound and a fragile environment that is extremely sensitive to development with its accompanying runoff of nutrients and pollutants. It is one of only three preserved sphagnum bogs in all of lowland Puget Sound.
The Land Trust was founded in 1989 with the immediate purpose of preserving Whispering Firs Bog. 22 years later, in 2012, we were able to purchase the other half of the Bog and complete protection of this special place.
Because of its fragile nature, access to Whispering Firs Bog is limited. Once a year the Land Trust opens the Bog for public viewing through small group guided tours. Check our EVENTS page for info on when the next tours are being offered, or call 463-2644 for access details.