Great Peninsula Conservancy Expands Filucy Bay Preserve by 55 Acres

GPC and Key Peninsula Staff visit Filucy Bay. PC: Tina McKail, KP News

Filucy Bay Preserve continues to grow. An anonymous donor has given Great Peninsula Conservancy, the nonprofit land trust that owns the preserve, four parcels totaling 55 acres. The preserve now totals 170 acres.

While past additions focused on protecting the shoreline forests of Filucy Bay’s north cove, the new parcels extend the preserve across Mahncke Road into uplands to the east, with one arm reaching all the way to Pitt Passage. It includes 265 feet of undeveloped shoreline. There is currently no public access.

The preserve was created 10 years ago with a donation of 38 acres. In five phases of land acquisition since, it has grown through deals with willing sellers and donors. The preserve is known for its pristine shoreline along Filucy Bay, the diversity of its native forest plant community and the quality of its salmon habitat.