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Conservation Breakfast Showcases Voices from the Community

Author: Jefferson Land Trust | 03/31/21

Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge Video produced by John Gussman.

Earlier this month, at Conservation Breakfast, we were thrilled to celebrate 25 years of protection of the Quimper Wildlife Corridor with more than 275 Zoom guests. Guided by Nan Evans of KPTZ’s Nature Now, special guest speakers explored the importance of the corridor for wildlife and for people. Throughout the event, we also heard from community members who shared their own views on the corridor’s value by video and in the chat window.

During the event, Sarah Spaeth, the Land Trust’s director of conservation, shared the exciting opportunity we have to permanently protect more than 160 acres of forests, wetlands, and trails in this local treasure over the coming two years — officially launching the Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge.

Community Voices from the Corridor

As part of the program, we showcased a number of voices from the community in the following three videos.


In addition to the videos, Breakfast participants also got into the action by sharing much of what they love about the Quimper Wildlife Corridor using the chat feature of Zoom. Here’s what just a few of them had to say:

  • “I love being able to share my love for the outdoors and this beautiful place with my children and teach them to love our lands too.”
  • “It’s the place I know I can go to anytime for a peace-filled walk.”
  • “I love walking in the springtime with the smells and the gorgeous wild rhodies, which I refer to as the “pink palace.”
  • “I love having access to public trails that I can explore with my dog!”
  • “A wild place to get muddy close to home.”
  • “I love that the corridor supports all forms of natural life and species… for their own sake, not ours.”
  • “The Quimper Wildlife Corridor is a treasure for the future, for our kids.”
  • “To understand the importance of the Quimper Wildlife Corridor, all I have to do is to imagine Port Townsend without it, and it would be just another touristy town with a few fading fragments of the past.”

An Outpouring of Community Support

Since Breakfast, we’ve raised more than $70,000 for the next phase of protection work! Wow! Huge thanks to all who participated in the event and contributed so generously!

To learn more about this watershed moment in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor protection story, and ways you can help, please visit the Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge.