Volunteers

Introducing our 2013 Volunteer of the Year: PETER WILLING

Our 2013 Volunteer of the Year certainly lives up to his last name. While fairly new to the San Juan Preservation Trust volunteer team, Peter has been more than willing to pitch in and help out on the magical Vendovi Island Preserve. Peter, in the last two years, has logged many hours on the Preserve, doing everything from untangling the mystery of the archaic electrical and water systems to hauling off garbage, pulling ivy, assisting with a variety of other maintenance tasks and even fundraising for the Campaign to Save Vendovi Island.

Peter has lived in Bellingham since 1983, with his wife Jan and their dogs, and after learning of SJPT’s purchase of Vendovi Island became an ambassador for its long-term protection. One of his favorite moments on the island – not surprisingly, having nothing whatsoever to do with water or electrical systems – was watching the caretaker’s son quietly enjoying the setting sun over distant islands. “He is just a shade younger than I was when I first showed up in the San Juans, and he took me back to those times” Peter remarked. “It is pleasant to consider the memories that he will one day hold.”

We thank Peter for his dedication to the island, and for introducing its charms to many in his community. His efforts will certainly help many other visitors create their own memories, and we are glad he is “willing” to help.

Previous San Juan Preservation Trust “Volunteers Of The Year”

Jan Helsell, 2012

Keith Jones, 2011

Rick Machin, 2010

Rick Machin, 2010

Julian "Pete" Dewell, 2009

Julian “Pete” Dewell, 2009

Jack Lanning, 2008

Jack Lanning, 2008

Jane Ward, 2007

Jane Ward, 2007

Dave and Cherill Perera, 2006

Dave and Cherill Perera, 2006

Mat and Katherine Mottola, 2005

Mat and Katherine Mottola, 2005

Thank You To Our 2012 San Juan Preservation Trust Volunteers!

 

Don Adams
Audra Adelberger
David Alexander
Carol Avent*
Jon Avent
Charlie Bodenstab*
Patricia Bolding
Heather Brennan
Paulette Brunner
Sheryl Bryner
Joost Businger
Margie Carper*
Steve Clarke
Norm Culver
Jenny deGroot
Eileen Drath
Brian Eslick
Karen Eslick
Barbara Fleming
Barbara Fulton
Ingrid Gabriel
Keith Gerrard*
Marty Geslak
Charles Givens*
Nancy Givens
Autumn Grennier
Thor Hanson*
Kit Harma
Carolyn Haugen*
Pete Helsell
Alice Hurd*
Keith Jones
Steve Jung*
Todd Kaden
Barbara Keller
Monica Kezar
Marianne Kooiman
Bill Lewis
Ross Lockwood
April Logan
Rick Machin
Barbara Marsh
Sarka Martinez
Holiday Matchett
Robert Matchett
Susan McBain
Elaine McDaniel
Tom McDaniel
Steve McKeon*
Judith Meyer*
Mary Miller*
Vicky Miller
David Ortland
Bob Patton
Thom Pence
Cherill Perera
David Perera*
David Priebe
Norma Priebe
Steve Richards
Mary Riveland
Barbara Schnabel
Randy Schnabel
Margot Shaw
Steve Simpson*
Allen Smith*
Samantha Sprenger*
Stacie Stansfield
Bob Stavers*
Matthew Stepita
Mike Stepita
Kim Sundberg
Gary Thompsen
Linda Thompsen
Bob Walker
Jane Ward
Richard Ward
Jane Wentworth
Monika Wieland
Peter Willing
Bam Zahraie
* Trustee