COMING SOON: OUR ANNUAL APPEAL
Blustery days have returned, bigleaf maple leaves carpet woodland trails with gold, and patches of “LBMs” (little brown mushrooms) poke their heads up through fallen leaves and woolly mosses—these all sure signs of autumn in the islands.
Another sign will soon show up in your mailbox: our appeal letter asking you to renew your membership—or join as a first-time member—in annual support of the San Juan Preservation Trust.
In the letter that you will receive, SJPT Executive Director Angela Anderson speaks of the inspiration she’s experienced while living temporarily with her family in the caretaker’s house on the Ellis Family Preserve on Shaw Island. The place is suffused with the earth-loving spirit of Fred and Marilyn Ellis.
Fred and Marilyn were remarkable stewards of this astonishing property. Their family entrusted the Preservation Trust with the honor and responsibility of caring for it, adding its 345 acres to the nearly 18,000 acres of island land already under our protection.
We can only keep preserving the best of the San Juan Islands if you want to preserve these treasures with us. Please renew your support for 2019 when you receive our appeal—or join/renew online now.