Nature Conservancy closes its lands in Washington

SEATTLE — Keeping in line with Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” executive orders, the Nature Conservancy has closed its lands in Washington.

In Kitsap, this affects visitors to Foulweather Bluff; on the Olympic Peninsula, it means the closure of the conservancy’s Hoh River and Clearwater River forests.

“While getting outside for a walk or run or hike can help keep us both physically and mentally healthy during this trying time if social distancing guidelines are followed, our popular preserves and trails have seen heavy crowding and overuse,” said Robin Stanton, Nature Conservancy Media Relations Manager, in a press release.

The closure is indefinite.