The San Juan Preservation Trust, a 501(c)(3) private charitable organization, receives no tax revenue. We depend entirely on the voluntary contributions of individuals, families, and private foundations that support our conservation work.

Everyone who makes a contribution, no matter how large or small, no matter for what purpose, becomes a valued SJPT member. Our members receive the Island Dispatch, our quarterly print newsletter, as well as our e-newsletter, Greetings from the San Juans.

Preservation Trust member/supporters also receive priority status when registering for our annual series of events and outings. Not a member? Join now by making a donation of any size to help preserve and protect special places in the islands you love.


Our family of members, including donors and volunteers, is nearly 3,000 strong. Many have been with us 20 years or more, while others have just joined our ranks. We deeply appreciate each and every one of them.

The Gann Society:

Our Legacy Donors

Legacy gifts from the members of our Gann Society provide essential fuel for the long-term future of the Preservation Trust.

In Memoriam:

Late Members of the Gann Society

The Preservation Trust has been the beneficiary of gifts from several estates. Read about these special people whose legacy gifts continue to support our work.


Our volunteers, though from different age brackets and areas of experience, do have one thing in common: a devotion to give of their time and talents in service to conservation in the San Juan Islands.