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Support Your Island Growers

2020-04-23T10:42:07-07:00April 16th, 2020|

Another troubling outcome of this pandemic is that local farmers aren't able to sell their produce to restaurants or hotels. With [...]

Pandemics and Preservation

2020-03-26T16:10:07-07:00March 26th, 2020|

Dr. Drew Harvell with subjects of her 2016 book, Oceans of Glass | Jesse Winter “In Wildness is the preservation of [...]

Preserving Our Night Sky

2020-03-12T10:42:59-07:00January 22nd, 2020|

Credit: David Lorens (University of Wisconsin-Madison) overlaid on Google Earth At the mention of land preservation, one's mind often fixates on [...]

A Swan’s Sounding Sojourn

2019-11-29T16:32:52-08:00November 15th, 2019|

If you sleep with your windows open, you may have noticed the morning songs of passerines (songbirds) gradually diminishing, until one [...]

Accolade for Angela

2019-10-21T14:26:18-07:00October 17th, 2019|

On October 11, Andrew Bowman, president and CEO of the Land Trust Alliance, invited SJPT Executive Director Angela Anderson to join [...]

Welcome, Sierra!

2019-10-03T13:08:42-07:00October 2nd, 2019|

We're very happy to welcome Sierra O'Connell to the Preservation Trust staff as our Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator. Sierra joined us [...]

Preserving a Peaceful Hilltop

2019-07-10T12:48:27-07:00July 10th, 2019|

Kip and Stanley Greenthal at their home on Pavey Hill Rain showers played tag with sunshine one morning in early June, [...]

Founder Emeritus: Tom Bayley

2019-05-16T18:09:37-07:00May 16th, 2019|

Tom Bayley has been a steady friend and staunch advocate of the San Juan Preservation Trust from the very beginning. He [...]

Night at Red Mill Farm

2018-11-29T12:51:26-08:00October 31st, 2018|

SJPT Land Steward Rob Roy McGregor took these photos on a recent night at Red Mill Farm Preserve on San Juan [...]

Fred Whitridge (1922–2018)

2018-10-03T19:31:32-07:00October 1st, 2018|

Fred Whitridge with weed wrench and trophy pile of eradicated scotch broom Fred Whitridge, a philanthropic fixture on Orcas [...]

Welcome, Bailey!

2018-09-27T07:30:38-07:00September 26th, 2018|

We're happy to announce that Bailey J. Quishenberry joined the Preservation Trust staff on September 17 as our new Development/Admin Specialist. [...]

A Super Summer Social

2018-11-07T12:26:49-08:00August 5th, 2018|

On July 28, 2018, more than 150 Preservation Trust members, friends, trustees, and staff gathered at the Ellis Family Preserve for [...]

A Tribute to Kurt Thorson

2018-08-30T08:46:51-07:00June 19th, 2018|

While we all rely heavily on words to tell our stories, there is no substitute for a good photograph. When it [...]

Honoring Tim Seifert

2018-09-18T11:17:58-07:00March 22nd, 2018|

To recognize and celebrate all that Tim Seifert accomplished during his 15+ years as SJPT’s Executive Director, the board and staff have created [...]

Zylstra Lake is a Done Deal!

2018-09-18T14:40:11-07:00December 21st, 2017|

On December 20, almost two years to the day since the San Juan County Land Bank and the Preservation Trust signed an [...]

We Had a “Rally” Good Time

2018-09-18T18:22:46-07:00November 22nd, 2017|

The Preservation Trust sent five staff members to the Land Trust Alliance Rally, held last month in Denver. Rally is an annual [...]

Kurt Thorson medical fund

2018-09-18T20:04:35-07:00August 17th, 2017|

HELPING A FRIEND IN NEED If you have seen many issues of our Island Dispatch newsletter, or received our campaign mailings, or perused our [...]

A Tribute to Dale Hazen

2018-09-21T17:48:01-07:00December 21st, 2016|

DALE HAZEN, INDEFATIGABLE ISLAND HERO (1928-2016) Dale Hazen (1928-2016) It is with both sadness and fond memories that we [...]

Honoring Two Departed Friends

2018-09-21T17:51:18-07:00November 28th, 2016|

Hull Conservation Easement, Henry Island As our maples and oaks slumber on windswept hillsides and our wild lilies lie [...]

Remembering Les Gunther (1925-2014)

2018-09-21T17:58:55-07:00July 23rd, 2014|

Les Gunther, a longtime conservationist, community leader and San Juan Preservation Trust legend, has passed away at age 88. Les joined [...]