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Blaise Sullivan

Welcome Blaise Sullivan!

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Blaise Sullivan, the newest member of the Land Trust team. She’s recently joined us as Conservation Assistant — a newly created position. In this role, Blaise will split her time assisting Sarah Spaeth with land protection projects and helping Erik Kingfisher and Carrie Clendaniel care for […]

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Appreciating Our Amazing Volunteers

Thank You! Your Dedication and Hard Work Really Adds Up! We couldn’t do what we do without so many dedicated volunteers. Your collective impact is so impressive we want to shout it from the mountaintops. Thank you for spending more than 4450 hours of your valuable time in 2018 helping us accomplish our mission! From […]

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Chris Clark

Saying Goodbye and Wishing Good Luck to a Valued Colleague

After four fantastic years with the Land Trust, Chris Clark, our intrepid deputy director has accepted a position with Centrum as director of philanthropy. She’ll be leaving the Land Trust in early March. We’re both sad to see her go and excited for her future and this next big career adventure. The thing we’re most […]

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Orchard and Barn

“Concerts in the Barn” Property Protected Forever!

Tarboo Creek and Dabob Bay are one of the few intact lowland stream and estuary areas in Puget Sound. In fact, the bay is considered one of Washington’s highest functioning coastal spit and tidal wetland systems. Having a healthy stream and estuary is critical for supporting a rich diversity of fish and wildlife and protecting […]

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Tidelands to Timberline Natural History Course

“Tidelands to Timberline” Natural History Course

Join Jefferson Land Trust’s annual natural history course, Fridays from April 13 to June 1, to experience the amazing interconnections of diverse local ecosystems from the sea up to the mountains.

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Wetland

Another Gem Added to the Quimper Wildlife Corridor

The Quimper Wildlife Corridor is a ribbon of green stretching across the tip of the Quimper Peninsula—from Fort Worden to Middlepoint. This 3.5 mile greenbelt connects a string of wetlands, forests and floodplains. The Corridor is important for managing stormwater and keeping our local water clean. It also creates an urban wildlife refuge that provides natural […]

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Hurricane Ridge hike

A Fun New Family of Business Partners

Throughout the year, our Save the Land business partners donate a portion of their profits to the Land Trust. In early March, at the age of 14, Aloura Remy became our youngest business partner. An artist with a love of wildlife, the local teen was inspired by her unofficial grandfather, Gabriel Ornelas, who passed away […]

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Thanksbuilding Bench Assembly a Rousing Success!

A team of wonderful volunteers brought their tools, expertise, can-do attitude, and willing spirits to our recent Thanksbuilding Bench Assembly Work Party. Together, they created five new benches that will soon be installed at nearby Land Trust nature preserves for all to enjoy. As an added bonus, the team also sharpened the Land Trust’s hand […]

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Holly Removal Reveals a Hidden Treasure

When volunteers Don Englebach, Michael Everitt, Nancy Frisch, Pamela Murphy, and Ann Owsley attended a stewardship work party in late October, they knew they’d be removing invasive English holly. What they didn’t know was that their hard work at the Snow Creek Uncas Preserve would be rewarded with a hidden treasure. After removing a thick stand […]

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Duckabush Riparian Forest Preserve

A Monumental Cleanup at Duckabush Riparian Forest Preserve

Protected in late 2015 by the Land Trust in partnership with Trust for Public Land, the Duckabush Riparian Forest Preserve includes 140 acres of vibrant, forested wildlife habitat along the Duckabush River. Unbeknownst to anyone, a portion of the property had been used to dump a substantial amount of trash over several decades. Fortunately, some […]

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