San Juan Preservation Trust

Island Dispatch

April 2014

Photo by Kurt Thorson


We’re celebrating 35 years of conservation and you’re invited! All are welcome to join us at the San Juan Preservation Trust’s Annual Meeting & Luncheon. Here’s your chance to mingle with other members, hear highlights from the past year and learn about both current and budding projects from staff and trustees.

As an added bonus, Yellow Island land steward Phil Green will present Food Webs of the Salish Sea, his observations and stories from 15 years of living in a small handcrafted beach cabin on an island preserve.

35th Annual Meeting & Luncheon

May 17, 2014
11:45 am – 1:45 pm
San Juan Island Yacht Club
273 Front Street
Friday Harbor


The San Juan Island Yacht Club is located just above the Port of Friday Harbor Marina, a five-minute walk from the San Juan Island ferry landing. We hope that, regardless of where you live, you’ll join us for this special event.


The San Juan Preservation Trust recently lost a hero whose influence on the future of our islands was profound. Bob Henigson possessed an incredibly sharp mind, and we often turned to him for counsel. His insights shaped a number of projects on Orcas Island, among them Library Park and protecting the open spaces of Crow Valley and Deer Harbor. The first approach we made for the Turtleback Mountain fundraising effort took place in Bob and Phyllis’s living room. Looking out his window across a pastoral 18 acres of open field and wetlands that he and Phyllis had permanently protected with a conservation easement, Bob admired our audacity and challenged (and greatly improved) our campaign strategy. He and Phyllis were among the first lead donors to the Turtleback campaign.

Bob Henigson was a champion of our islands. While his commitment to our work represents only one small chapter in a remarkable lifetime of achievement, his legacy will remain with us in perpetuity.