lighthouse photo: Stacey Kerr
PLEASE NOTE that we now have a NEW, simpler website address ... folkssji.org
This web site, like FOLKS, is in its early stages of development -- various program details will be added as we continue to move forward!
Thank you for visiting Friends of Lime Kiln Society's web site. Our acronym, FOLKS, sums up who we are; a group of island folks dedicated to supporting the general operation of Lime Kiln Point State Park. This includes the management and underwriting of the park’s educational programs as well as raising funds for the maintenance and upkeep of all historical and recreational facilities.
FOLKS was founded in 2011 to help offset the financial shortfall Lime Kiln suffered as the result of the state’s decision to slash the funding of the Washington State Parks system. Lime Kiln's unique location, diverse habitat, wildlife and cultural history, makes it a microcosm of the Salish Sea ecosystem. The park serves as a wonderful environmental classroom to more than 200,000 visitors from 40 countries annually.
The frequent sightings of our resident pods of orca whales from this unobtrusive land-based viewpoint can motivate people to change the way they live in deference to these threatened creatures. FOLKS believes that Lime Kiln Point State Park is a critical education habitat that must be protected as passionately as the whales themselves.