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Please Join or Renew

2021-11-29T15:33:59-08:00November 29th, 2021|

Many of you might have received our Annual Membership Activation letter in the mail. As a reminder—or for those who didn't [...]

All Tucked In

2021-11-19T08:26:36-08:00November 18th, 2021|

More than a thousand native plants are all tucked in for the season—and just in the nick of time! Volunteers helped [...]

A Trail Runs To It

2021-10-26T14:45:11-07:00October 25th, 2021|

Earlier this year, the Preservation Trust acquired a 42-acre property, now known as the Keel Preserve, on the east side of [...]

Farming a New “Crop”

2021-10-26T14:06:09-07:00October 22nd, 2021|

We're harvesting kilowatt-hours at Red Mill Farm. Soaking up some rays: Rob Roy McGregor and Thom Pence inspect the [...]

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 [...]

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