PARTNERS IN LIFE – AND IN CONSERVATION
Outdoor enthusiasts Jane and Keith Wentworth first began exploring the islands 30 years ago by kayak, bike and on foot. Longtime landowners on Stuart Island, they moved to San Juan Island in 2011 and now make it their permanent home. “These islands hold many special memories for us. We feel very fortunate to have finally moved here,” said Jane.
Working together to save special places is part of who Keith and Jane are as a couple. Keith first became involved in conservation when he served as treasurer for the Bainbridge Island Land Trust (BILT) in the mid-1990’s. He joined the San Juan Preservation Trust board of trustees last year. Jane, who also served on the BILT board, is a botanist and Master Gardener by training and is particularly interestedin native plants, habitat restoration and the management of invasive species. Not afraid of getting their hands dirty, both she and Keith have pitched in on stewardship projects including oak prairie restoration on our Kimball Preserveon Decatur Island.
Jane and Keith believe that the preservation of island habitat is essential to our quality of life. “For us, devoting time and money to SJPT is simply good citizenship,” said Keith.