YES, WE DID IT AGAIN
The ascent was at times steep and took two years, but a burst of year-end generosity boosted the $4.2 million Campaign for Mount Grant Preserve to its glorious summit.
Thor Hanson and Keith Wentworth, Preservation Trust board members and co-chairs of the Steering Committee, guided this campaign from start to finish. It was truly a grassroots effort in which 862 individuals and families contributed 1,251 gifts (many people gave two or even three times).
Without the Steering Committee’s resourceful, persistent leadership, the 141-acre Mount Grant property might have eventually reverted to the seller. Instead, it’s now permanently protected as a public nature preserve—one of just a few places in the islands where young children, seniors, and other folks with limited mobility can experience “Wow”-inspiring, 360-degree views of our beautiful place in the world.
Mark your calendars for a special event at Mount Grant Preserve to celebrate this conservation victory on June 17.
Alongside those hundreds of you who supported the Mount Grant campaign are hundreds more who recently renewed your membership or joined the Preservation Trust family in support of protecting and caring for special places throughout the San Juan archipelago.
We ♥ you, our dear friends and supporters!
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