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New (To Us) Preserve

2022-03-02T15:48:25-08:00February 24th, 2022|

New SJPT preserve: Ihiya Biological Preserve on San Juan Island, acquired in December 2021.

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 [...]

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 [...]

It’s Amphibian Season!

2021-03-26T15:07:37-07:00March 25th, 2021|

With Spring comes another a joyful amphibian season in the islands. Just last week, SJPT Land Steward Rob Roy McGregor spotted [...]

Kudos to Skip

2021-03-26T13:53:22-07:00March 24th, 2021|

Ruthie Dougherty, Ellis Preserve Curator, writes: Two years ago, faced with some unusual projects at the Marilyn and Fred Ellis Preserve [...]

If You Build It …

2020-08-28T10:43:01-07:00August 28th, 2020|

In May we mounted Purple Martin nest boxes built by volunteer Joshua Johns on the dock house at the Marilyn and [...]

From Eyesore to Oasis

2020-08-25T17:25:11-07:00August 25th, 2020|

Our 2020 summer interns transformed a rotting stump into a pollinator garden Summer interns Georgia Drost and Emma Jacobs made the [...]

Vendovi Island Re-Opening

2020-05-07T18:30:23-07:00May 7th, 2020|

We are pleased to announce the re-opening of Vendovi Island Preserve as of May 8, 2020, subject to Washington State guidelines and restrictions.

Preserving Our Night Sky

2020-11-02T17:02:42-08:00January 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 [...]

Protecting Point Lawrence

2021-01-25T15:15:47-08:00December 11th, 2019|

This map shows conservation lands on Orcas Island's Point Lawrence We were pleased in November 2019 when Washington State Parks and [...]

Help for Hemlocks?

2019-10-23T10:21:54-07:00October 15th, 2019|

For more than 30 years, a tiny sap-sucking insect has been killing untold millions of hemlock trees in the eastern United [...]

We Love Dogs, But …

2019-05-21T14:43:08-07:00May 21st, 2019|

Well-behaved human and dogs on Turtleback Mountain We're all creatures of habit, and some of us are in the habit of [...]

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 [...]

The Henrys: Connected!

2018-09-18T17:50:57-07:00January 21st, 2018|

We are thrilled that, in these first days of 2018, we can declare the successful completion of our $1.95 million Campaign [...]

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 [...]

Saving Kelly’s Point

2019-01-21T12:06:55-08:00November 22nd, 2017|

Our conservation partners at Skagit Land Trust have launched a campaign to acquire and permanently protect Kelly’s Point and Yellow Bluff [...]

Zylstra Lake Update

2018-09-18T18:59:33-07:00September 9th, 2017|

Legislative Impasse Puts Major Funding Source in Limbo When the state legislature adjourned in July without passing a Capital Construction Budget, [...]

Henry Trail

2018-09-18T17:48:59-07:00April 24th, 2017|

On Earth Day Eve (April 21), 2017, group of volunteers and SJPT staff created a new trail across the Henry Island Isthmus [...]

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