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So far Sierra O'Connell has created 36 blog entries.

Golden Nest Box Award

2021-09-14T08:40:21-07:00September 7th, 2021|

Brian Clark and Rachel Merz | Staff archive It’s a Preservation Trust tradition to give a Golden Nest Box [...]

A Golden Opportunity

2021-08-31T14:24:09-07:00August 26th, 2021|

Golden paintbrush, a showy yellow wildflower, once thrived throughout coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest, including here in the San Juan [...]

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 [...]

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