Montgomery-Duban Headlands Park
The Montgomery-Duban family had the great fortune to find a refuge on Fidalgo Island in Washington State in 1986. Part of the San Juan Islands, Fidalgo Island home to the city of Anacortes has been their second home for 25 years. Passionate about maintaining the beauty of the area they became involved in many local organizations that pride themselves on keeping the Islands pristine and hoping to inspire controlled development. Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland (www.skagitonians.org) , Friends of the Forest (www.friendsoftheacfl.org) and The San Juan Preservation Trust (www.sjpt.org) all became favorite passions of the family. In 2003 The San Juan Preservation Trust approached the M-Ds to help them save 37 acres just south of their property that was scheduled to sell for possible development. With a joint fundraising effort between the SJPT and the Skagit County Parks and Recreation Department, working with Government grants, the Montgomery-Dubans were proud to say their help “put them over the top”. The Montgomery-Duban Headlands Park was dedicated by Chelsea cutting the ribbon in the summer of 2004. This is one of proudest efforts the family had embarked on and take great pride in the beautiful park that bears their name.