The newly created Ellis Family Preserve spans 345 acres and includes more than a mile of shoreline on Shaw Island, bordering Parks and Hicks Bays. And it’s only part of the unmatched conservation legacy of Fred and Marilyn Ellis and their family.


New E.D. Begins

Angela Anderson has now begun her tenure as the Preservation Trust’s fifth Executive Director since SJPT’s founding in 1979. She succeeds Tim Seifert, who will continue to serve in a consulting role. Welcome, Angela and family!


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Founded in 1979, the San Juan Preservation Trust is a nationally accredited private, nonprofit, membership-based land trust dedicated to helping people and communities conserve land in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Recognized as one of the most prolific land conservation organizations in the country, the Preservation Trust has permanently protected more than 300 properties, 45 miles of shoreline, 27 miles of trails and more than 17,000 acres on 20 islands, including land now managed as public parks, nature preserves, wildlife habitat, and working farms and forests.