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2022 Swan Count Report

2022-01-26T09:40:13-08:00January 25th, 2022|

Swans? No: Snow geese graze with Canada cousins at Zylstra Lake Preserve | Leslie Viers A foggy morning for counting [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

See Our July 2021 e-News

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 [...]

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