Autumn is in the Air

2021-10-13T16:52:58-07:00October 13th, 2021|

Snow geese on the wing | Public domain (CC 1.0) While I was gathering seeds last week—a favorite activity this time [...]

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2021-09-21T12:39:38-07:00September 21st, 2021|

Youth Conservation Crew at Phelps Preserve, San Juan Island | Staff archive In this month’s issue: Patience Pays Off [...]

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 [...]

Patience Pays Off

2021-09-14T17:13:51-07:00August 26th, 2021|

Protecting Richardson Marsh has “been a lot of years in coming, but it's exciting.” –Linda Hoedemaker Richardson [...]

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2021-07-22T14:02:27-07:00July 22nd, 2021|

Sunset Beach, Vendovi Island | Heather Bansmer In this month’s issue: New Orcas Preserve Midseason Updates    Western Bluebird [...]

A Story Written in the Land

2021-07-21T13:25:20-07:00July 21st, 2021|

In the Coast Salish Indian language, Spálhxen refers to the coastal prairie ecosystem, which is characterized by the interrelationships between key [...]

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 [...]

In Case You Missed It

2021-05-28T08:14:52-07:00May 24th, 2021|

The Preservation Trust's 42nd Annual Meeting took place on Thursday, May 20. For the second year in a row, it was [...]

Passing of A Dear Friend

2021-05-13T16:15:40-07:00May 12th, 2021|

The Preservation Trust and many others lost a dear friend and colleague when, on May 5, Martha Fuller passed away peacefully [...]

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 [...]

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2021-03-29T11:03:23-07:00March 29th, 2021|

March planting party with Spring Street School students | Staff archive In this month’s issue: Kudos to Shaw Volunteer [...]

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 [...]

Critter Cozy Video

2021-07-28T09:01:58-07:00March 15th, 2021|

SJPT naturalist and Ellis Preserve Curator Ruthie Dougherty shows how to add a "critter cozy," or hibernaculum, to enhance wildlife habitat [...]

2021 Climate Scholarships

2021-03-24T22:38:44-07:00February 25th, 2021|

We are pleased to announce the second year of the San Juan Preservation Trust's Climate Leadership Scholarship program. The 2021 scholarship [...]

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 [...]

Remembering Walter MacGinitie

2021-01-27T12:39:45-08:00January 26th, 2021|

A memorial tribute to Walter MacGinitie, long-time Preservation Trust supporter and conservation easement donor (together with his wife, Ruth).

Winter 2020 Dispatch e-Version

2020-12-30T17:29:38-08:00December 30th, 2020|

In our 2020 Year In Review (online version):Letter from AngelaCONSERVE HighlightsCARE HighlightsCONNECT HighlightsList of Donors Bequests, Gifts in Memory and in [...]

Three Warm Welcomes

2020-11-25T10:07:57-08:00November 24th, 2020|

Sadly, two long-serving members of the Preservation Trust staff retired this year—Conservation Director Debby Clausen stepped down at the end of [...]

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