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We’re Renewing Our Accreditation

2022-04-29T13:05:16-07:00April 29th, 2022|

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working [...]

Board of Director Election 2022

2022-03-24T10:52:55-07:00March 18th, 2022|

These 11 candidates are standing for election to the Preservation Trust's Board of Directors in 2022. (All candidates are incumbents standing [...]

Now Open: Events & Outings

2022-04-19T13:20:14-07:00February 24th, 2022|

April flowers on Vendovi Island | Staff archive Slowly and cautiously, we are happy to be adding an increasing [...]

New (To Us) Preserve

2022-03-02T15:48:25-08:00February 24th, 2022|

New SJPT preserve: Ihiya Biological Preserve on San Juan Island, acquired in December 2021.

2022 Swan Count Wrap-Up

2022-02-08T09:19:46-08:00February 7th, 2022|

Our 2022 Swan Count Photo Contest Winner: Trumpeter Swan Pair with Cackling Goose | Val Viers The 2022 Annual Wintering Swan [...]

Help Us Pick a Winner

2022-02-08T09:20:25-08:00January 25th, 2022|

Snow geese graze with Canada cousins at Zylstra Lake | Val Veirs Great day for counting birds! | Ross Lockwood [...]

See Our Feb. 2022 e-News

2022-04-03T15:20:00-07:00January 24th, 2022|

View across Upright Channel toward Mt. Baker | Christopher Teren In this month’s issue: New (To Us) Preserve Announcing [...]

See Our Year-End Report

2022-01-07T12:02:53-08:00January 7th, 2022|

Trumpeter Swan on Cascade Lake, Orcas Island | Credit: Steve Alboucq Our Winter 2021-22 "Island Dispatch" newsletter sums up Conserve, Care, [...]

Winter Wonders

2022-01-05T10:31:53-08:00January 5th, 2022|

American robin uses ptiloerection (fluffed-up feathers) to stay warm | SJPT staff photo Bitter cold, howling winds, snow and ice: These [...]

2022 Swan Count

2021-12-29T10:59:56-08:00December 29th, 2021|

You may have noticed that swans have returned to our islands—splashing and bobbing in undisturbed wetlands, lakes, and other bodies of [...]

See Our Dec. 2021 e-News

2022-02-15T12:15:51-08:00December 13th, 2021|

Harbor porpoise off Westside Preserve, San Juan Island | Michael Noonan In this month’s issue: Note from Angela: Please [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

See Our Sept. 2021 e-News

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 [...]

Three Summer Saturdays

2021-09-21T10:33:23-07:00September 21st, 2021|

"Celebrating Cedar" event at the Ellis Preserve, Shaw Island After more than a year of COVID-necessitated hiatus, we were delighted to [...]

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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