Community Partners are organizations and groups we believe in, promote, and or partner with on assorted community efforts, events and promotions.
Focuses range from preservation, restoration, education, economic sustainability, and the over all appreciation, enjoyment and care of our community.
Note to new residents or long time residents looking to volunteer their time with a central Whidbey Non-Profit: Most of the organizations or groups listed on this page have wonderful volunteer opportunities. Contact them directly.
To volunteer with the us – Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association – visit our Contact Us page and fill out the form. Volunteer opportunities go from MusselFest to all of our events and seasonal projects.
Town of Coupeville
Mayor Molly Hughes
360-678-4461 – 4 NE Seventh St. – Mailing Address: PO Box 725, Coupeville, WA. 98239
- Coupeville was officially incorporated on April 20, 1910. Coupeville is a historic district is within the federal Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. The reserve was established by Congress in 1978, as the first and now one of the largest National Historical Reserves in the nation. Its 22 square miles (57 km) also encompass farmlands, Fort Ebey State Park, Fort Casey State Park, shorelines and beaches, parks, trails, and 91 buildings and structures on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Coupeville experiences significantly lower rainfall than much of western Washington, due to its location within rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains. Due to the significant drying trend in summer, Coupeville’s climate is classified as warm-summer Mediterranean, according to the Köppen climate classification system.
Island County Historical Society and the Janet Enzmann Archives and Research Library
Executive Director: Rick Castellano
360-678-3310 – 908 Alexander St. – Open 10am to 4pm daily – Sunday’s 11am to 4pm. Archives access by appointment
- Educational Resource Center. Students, scholars, writers, and those interested in history welcome to explore the archives by appointment. Museum is open to the public, with exhibitions, book store, block house, permanent long boat exhibit, cove viewing veranda and native gardens. ICHS’s director, staff and volunteers are committed to providing you with as much or as little direction as you may need on your visit. Call to book in research time within the Janet Enzmann Archives.
Executive Director: Chris Michalopoulos
(360) 222-3151 – Mailing Address: P.O. Box 128, Greenbank, WA 98253-0130
- The Port of Coupeville was established in 1966. Port of Coupeville properties include the historic Coupeville Wharf on Penn Cove and the Greenbank Farm at Honeymoon Bay (Greenbank Farm’s former wharf is no longer in existence).The Port Commission establishes long-term strategies for the port district. Focus is on operation of the port, preservation of the Port’s properties, development, growth, operations, annual budgets, hiring and oversite of staff, and approving tax levy rates. Office located at Greenbank Farm. Hours: Monday – Friday: 8am-4pm
Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve
website – map
facebook (managed by the Ebey’s Reserve Trust Board)
- Historic downtown Coupeville is part of the Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Created in 1978, the reserve is the first ever national historical reserve of its kind in America. Under the United States Park Service the reserve spans 17,572 acres (413 federal fee; 2,023 federal scenic easement) around Penn Cove and along the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Central Whidbey Island. The purpose of the reserve is to preserve, protect, and interpret the reserve’s nationally significant historic, natural, cultural, scenic, and recreational resources. The landing and reserve contain walking paths, a long beach front, penn cove, and much more. The Reserve is under the National Park Service within the United States Department of the Interior. YOU can be bolster up and support the reserve through donation to and volunteering with the Friends of Ebey’s (see below).
Friends of Ebey’s
Executive Director: Alix Roos
360-678-6633 – 162 Cemetary Rd. Mailing address: PO Box 958, Coupeville, WA. 98239
- Community supported organization benefiting Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Friends of Ebey’s Mission: The Friends of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, in partnership with the Trust Board and the National Park Service, enriches Reserve programs through private support – safeguarding the unbroken historical record, and building a tradition of community stewardship.
Coupeville Chamber of Commerce
905 Alexander St. – 360-678-5434 -905 Alexander St. – Open daily
Mailing Address: PO Box 152, Coupeville, WA. 98239
- The mission of the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce is to actively promote business in our unique community. Full service visitors center with maps, local business resources, passport stamping, and more. Website offers calendar of central Whidbey events.
Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation – Flagship SUVA
360-320-4337 – PO Box 532, Coupeville, WA. 98239
- Preservation and education of Coupeville’s extensive maritime history. Promotes and preserves the maritime history of Coupeville, Penn Cove, Whidbey Island, Pacific Northwest and our nation while serving the needs of the community with the flagship schooner SUVA (built for a Coupeville resident Frank Pratt in 1925 and returned to Coupeville through the creation and efforts of the foundation in 2015). Educational, vocational, recreational and ambassadorial activities and experiences. SUVA is available for charters and celebration/event rental.
Coupeville Festival Association – Est. 1964
2018 Festival: August 11th and 12th
- The Festival is renowned for its primary focus on quality arts and crafts, handmade by artisans from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. FAQ’s on website. The Coupeville Festival Association is a non-profit, ALL volunteer organization with a 501c4 status. Proceeds from each festival are invested in the Coupeville community in the form of project grants and scholarships. To date the Coupeville Festival Association has donated over a half million dollars to community projects and students within the 98239 area of the Coupeville community. Volunteers are always welcome!
Penn Cove Water Festival – 2018 Date: May 12th
Contact via email
- Organizes, with the support of local and regional businesses, foundations and community support, events to share the history and cultural heritage of Whidbey Island. The Annual Penn Cove Water Festival features annual tribal canoe races, Native arts and crafts, demonstrations, storytelling, dance performances, artist demonstrations, authentic Native foods, children’s activities, and exhibits and displays.
Central Whidbey Hearts and Hammers
360-720-2114 – Mailing address: 7 South Main Street Suite B, Coupeville WA 98239
- Neighbors helping neighbors with an annual “Work Day Blitz” doing a long list of improvements for neighbors otherwise unable to handle home maintenance. Recipients need to own their home, be in the Coupeville School District and unable to perform the tasks of home repair due to age, disability, illness and/or financial difficulties.