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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Seasonal Changes to Public Access at Land Bank Preserves

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. September 22, 2023 – Last week we celebrated the Autumn Equinox, a signal that our daylight hours are waning. It also signals seasonal changes to public access at your Conservation Land Bank’s Zylstra Lake and Mount Grant Preserves on San Juan Island.

KidsOnBench_MtGrantBeginning October 1 and running through March 31, dogs are not allowed at Zylstra Lake Preserve and the eastern portion of the loop trail is closed to the public to protect overwintering waterfowl. At Mount Grant Preserve, driving access to the summit switches to Sundays only, from 10am to 4pm.TrailClosedSign_Zylstra

Media Contact: Tanja Williamson, Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator,, 360-378-4402.

About San Juan County’s Conservation Land Bank: San Juan County’s Conservation Land Bank, funded by a 1% real estate excise tax paid by purchasers of property at closing, acquires and protects special places in the Islands including coastlines, farmland, forests and wetlands. The department offices are located at 328 Caines Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. For more information about San Juan County’s Land Bank, visit


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