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Everyone welcome at Ebey’s Reserve

Join your neighbors at the Ebey’s Forever Conference and Community Event this weekend.

Why this annual gathering? From the start, Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve was a different kind of National Park. By intention, the majority of its lands are privately held, its historic buildings privately owned. From the beginning, its protection and management required local stewardship.

Today, this community engagement and participation remains essential to its ongoing protection and sustainability. The Ebey’s Forever Conference gives locals and visitors the opportunity to experience the Reserve in compelling and profound ways – a gathering to celebrate its rural character, and to reinvest in America’s first historical reserve.

This is a time set aside to cultivate old and new relationships, to deepen our exploration of the Reserve’s stories, its nooks and crannies, through the voices of many compelling perspectives.

I’m asking you to be a part of this voyage of discovery we call the Ebey’s Forever Conference. The event provides a rare first-hand exploration of the Reserve’s heritage landscape through story, a full slate of family friendly activities, field trips, food, music and workshops. Every year the focus is shifted, the lens aimed at different features, deepening our understanding and awareness of the Reserve’s significance, and the critical role we all play in its day to day management.

Be a part of the unbroken historical record of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Register today at www.ebeysforever.com.

PS: It’s a heck of a lot of fun too.

Mark Preiss
Reserve Manager

 

 

 

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