The San Juan Preservation Trust works with our local communities and people like you to permanently conserve and care for special places throughout the San Juan Islands.

We acknowledge that we reside on the ancestral lands and waters of the Coast Salish people, who have called this place home since time immemorial, and we honor the inherent, aboriginal, and treaty rights that have been passed down from generation to generation.

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July 1, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Volunteer Restoration Day at the Peach Preserve
Peach Preserve, Guemes Island WA
July 9, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tharald Homestead Tour at the Marilyn and Fred Ellis Preserve
Marilyn and Fred Ellis Preserve, Shaw Island WA
July 16, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Intertidal Exploration at the Ellis Preserve
Marilyn and Fred Ellis Preserve, Shaw Island WA
July 21, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Third Thursdays at Salish Seeds Nursery
Red Mill Farm, Friday Harbor WA
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4 days ago
San Juan Preservation Trust

We at SJPT love Garry oak trees.

These elegant deciduous trees support many birds and other pollinator species in the Pacific northwest (just look at our recent post about our Western bluebird as an example!). The Garry oak savanna and prairie landscapes are crucial native ecosystems across our islands and these slow-growing trees are the foundation of it.

Many of SJPT's preserves and protected lands have Garry oaks, so keep your eyes peeled next time you see one. Whether it's the deep ridges of a tree's bark, the green leaves fluttering in the wind, or the hustle and bustle of the wildlife around the tree, there's always something interesting to focus on when you encounter Garry oak trees.

Photo 1 | Kurt Thorson
Photos 2 and 4 | Jane Fox

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I’d like to plant a Garry oak, do you know where to get them locally?

I am a bit worried about the health of one of my Garry oaks. Is there someone on SJI that you can recommend to come and take a look at it? Thanks

7 days ago
San Juan Preservation Trust

SJPT is coming to the Peach Preserve on Guemes Island in ONE WEEK! Please come and volunteer with us and help clean up the beautiful coastal preserve.

On July 1, from 10 am to 2 pm, we will be hosting a volunteer work party at the demonstration garden that was installed at the Peach preserve in 2018. This garden is full of interesting shoreline native plant species, but the proximity to the beach make it a delicate habitat. We want to give it the care it deserves and spruce up the rest of the preserve as much as we can in one day.

Join us for a day of tending the demonstration garden, sprucing up the Peach Preserve trail, and weeding out non-native grasses from the garden area. We envision this restoration day as a precursor to a planting event to take place in the fall. SJPT is also hopeful that we can help add some new volunteers to help check in on and care for the Peach Preserve’s shoreline garden, so please let us know if you have any interest in that.

It’s sure to be a beautiful day of hard-earned fun on Guemes Island’s Peach Preserve!

Oh, and don't fret, snacks will be provided! Let us know if you have any requests or need any other help getting out to Guemes. We're here to help!

Photo 1 | Patty Rose
Photos 2-4 | Ferdi Businger

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1 week ago
San Juan Preservation Trust

What an all-star volunteer group we had on Stuart Island! It was great to be out on the land for one of the longest and most beautiful days we've had this year.

THANK YOU SO MUCH to our official preserve stewards from Orcas, Lopez, and Stuart islands and their efforts. They put in regular hours helping us care for our lands and they all helped us get a ton of work done on Stuart this week, pulling mullein and holy and other invasive plant species. It was a treat for all of us stewarding another incredible corner of this archipelago.

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Good work everyone!

George Gund IV !

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