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So far Sierra O'Connell has created 32 blog entries.

A Delicious Duet

2021-06-01T10:47:34-07:00June 1st, 2021|

Viola adunca and Fragaria vesca Nature’s garden is full of delights. Along paths, shorelines, waterways, and even roadsides, an array of [...]

School Partnerships

2021-05-27T09:15:27-07:00May 26th, 2021|

This past year, we've made some of our preserves available as “learning landscapes” through partnerships with schools. We recognize the benefits [...]

Air Hugs for Volunteer Month

2021-07-07T11:56:09-07:00April 16th, 2021|

Volunteers help lift and carry forward an organization’s mission, and the San Juan Preservation Trust has been blessed by many over [...]

It’s Amphibian Season!

2021-03-26T15:07:37-07:00March 25th, 2021|

With Spring comes another a joyful amphibian season in the islands. Just last week, SJPT Land Steward Rob Roy McGregor spotted [...]

Kudos to Skip

2021-03-26T13:53:22-07:00March 24th, 2021|

Ruthie Dougherty, Ellis Preserve Curator, writes: Two years ago, faced with some unusual projects at the Marilyn and Fred Ellis Preserve [...]

2021 Swan Count Results

2021-02-17T13:10:10-08:00February 16th, 2021|

Each year in late January, Preservation Trust's Stewardship Manager, Kathleen Foley Lewis (with help from Sierra O’Connell) coordinates a count of [...]

2020 Swan Count

2021-01-20T15:35:09-08:00January 19th, 2021|

Three Swans Flying and Three Swan Counters at Zylstra Lake Preserve | Michael Noonan Thirty three [...]

Preserving the Balance

2020-09-13T12:06:05-07:00September 7th, 2020|

Georgia Drost (SJPT Intern), Ian Woofenden (SJPT volunteer), Rob Roy McGregor (SJPT Land Steward), Patty Rose (SJPT volunteer), Emma Jacobs (SJPT [...]

2020 Summer Activity Guides

2020-06-16T18:27:29-07:00June 16th, 2020|

To make sure our young naturalists are getting outdoors and learning about their island's protected land this summer, we have put [...]

Support Your Island Growers

2020-04-23T10:42:07-07:00April 16th, 2020|

Another troubling outcome of this pandemic is that local farmers aren't able to sell their produce to restaurants or hotels. With [...]

Preserving Our Night Sky

2020-11-02T17:02:42-08:00January 22nd, 2020|

Credit: David Lorens (University of Wisconsin-Madison) overlaid on Google Earth At the mention of land preservation, one's mind often fixates on [...]

A Swan’s Sounding Sojourn

2019-11-29T16:32:52-08:00November 15th, 2019|

If you sleep with your windows open, you may have noticed the morning songs of passerines (songbirds) gradually diminishing, until one [...]

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