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In Case You Missed It

2020-06-29T10:53:00-07:00June 29th, 2020|

 Watch the Recording of Our 2020 Annual Meeting  We held our 2020 Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 25. It was the [...]

See Our May 2020 e-News

2020-05-29T07:43:56-07:00May 29th, 2020|

View from Turtlehead Preserve, Orcas Island | Kurt Thorson In this month’s issue: Note from Angela: Our Need for [...]

Ode to a Butterfly: A Poem

2020-05-28T20:29:14-07:00May 28th, 2020|

[Editor's note: A regional writer, whose pen name is Elle Cee Wallace, sent this poem to Stewardship Manager Kathleen Foley Lewis [...]

Congratulations to Our Scholarship Winners!

2020-06-29T13:02:48-07:00May 25th, 2020|

Congratulations to Rachel Snow (Friday Harbor High School) and Arla Sutton (Orcas Island High School)! A committee of Preservation Trust board members selected Rachel and Arla from a truly impressive group of applicants from across San Juan County.

Vendovi Island Re-Opening

2020-05-07T18:30:23-07:00May 7th, 2020|

We are pleased to announce the re-opening of Vendovi Island Preserve as of May 8, 2020, subject to Washington State guidelines and restrictions.

How Are You Doing?

2020-05-20T14:00:29-07:00April 21st, 2020|

We (the staff and board of the San Juan Preservation Trust) are, collectively, doing okay, and each one of us hopes [...]

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 [...]

Pandemics and Preservation

2020-03-26T16:10:07-07:00March 26th, 2020|

Dr. Drew Harvell with subjects of her 2016 book, Oceans of Glass | Jesse Winter “In Wildness is the preservation of [...]

Stay Home, Stay Healthy

2020-03-25T17:40:31-07:00March 25th, 2020|

Note From Angela Angela Anderson at home with Leo Dear Preservation Trust family and friends, I write this on [...]

COVID-19 Announcement

2020-03-24T16:13:35-07:00March 13th, 2020|

Spring wildflowers on Vendovi Island | Kurt Thorson UPDATED MARCH 24, 2020 Those of us who love the San Juan Islands [...]

A Sweet Spring Story

2020-02-27T19:51:31-08:00February 27th, 2020|

Early-season Western Bluebirds on San Juan Island | Meg Drye Stewardship Manager Kathleen Foley Lewis just received this note from two [...]

Seeking a Director of Operations

2020-03-03T07:22:32-08:00February 27th, 2020|

Looking towards future growth opportunities As we look to expand the Preservation Trust's capacity to meet future challenges and [...]

Snowy Island Scenes

2020-01-24T12:32:31-08:00January 24th, 2020|

It wouldn't count for much in truly snowy places, but the islands were cloaked in 2–6 inches of the cold white [...]

Beaverton Campaign Update

2020-01-23T17:43:17-08:00January 23rd, 2020|

Beaverton campaign launch at our county fair booth in August | Staff photo We have good news to share. Thanks to [...]

Preserving Our Night Sky

2020-03-12T10:42:59-07:00January 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 [...]

Debby’s Swan Song

2020-01-23T16:55:21-08:00January 22nd, 2020|

Debby Clausen at Zylstra Lake, looking toward retirement | Staff photo When we posted this story about the long career of [...]

See Our January 2020 e-News

2020-04-21T13:58:09-07:00January 21st, 2020|

January Snow on Vendovi Island | Staff Archive In this month’s issue: Beaverton Campaign Update Debby's Swan Song Preserving [...]

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2019-12-14T14:53:06-08:00December 14th, 2019|

Trumpeter Swans on Zylstra Lake | Kurt Thorson In this month’s issue: Trumpeter' Return Protecting Point Lawrence We're Hiring [...]