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A Warm Welcome to our Newest Board Member: Jennifer Harrison

We’re excited to introduce Jennifer “Jen” Harrison, the newest addition to Jefferson Land Trust’s Board of Directors. With a deep passion for environmental preservation and a diverse background that spans technology and sustainability, Jen brings extensive experience and expertise to the board. Her dedication to nonprofit and civic work demonstrates her commitment to protecting our […]

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Three Community Members Sought to Serve on the New Chimacum Ridge Community Forest Board of Managers

Jefferson Land Trust’s Board of Directors is seeking three community members to serve on the new seven-member, volunteer Chimacum Ridge Community Forest Board of Managers. If you’re a resident of East Jefferson County with enthusiasm for the Land Trust’s mission, a deep knowledge of the local community, and a strong interest in community forests, we […]

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Two New Statewide Programs Help Jefferson Land Trust Protect Almost 40 Acres of Farmland in Chimacum

We’re thrilled to share that Jefferson Land Trust was recently able to purchase and protect an agricultural property in Chimacum with the key support of two exciting new statewide programs. The Farmland Protection and Affordability Investment (FarmPAI) program, offered through the Washington State Housing Finance Commission,  provides low interest loans with extremely favorable terms to […]

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Vehicle Donation: An Effective Way to Support the Land Trust

How do you turn an old car into protected land? It’s a magic trick made possible by donating your car (or truck, RV, motorcycle, or boat) to Jefferson Land Trust through our nonprofit partner, CARS. Just ask Jon Pinnow and Jane Maxwell. On a cloudy morning in February, Jon snapped pictures as his family’s old […]

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Meet our New Development Assistant: Sydney LaRose!

Please join us in welcoming the Land Trust’s new Development Assistant: Sydney LaRose! “I love living in this area because of everything the Land Trust supports: wildlife, habitat, small farms, nature preserves, and natural spaces,” Sydney says. “Family is important to me and I want to make sure I’m part of an organization that focuses […]

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GiveBIG for Farms, Fish, Forests, and Forever…

From today through May 3, Jefferson Land Trust is participating in GiveBIG, a regional online giving event to support local nonprofits. This is your chance to support and shape a future that includes vibrant local farms, thriving fish and wildlife, and verdant forests in Jefferson County. Your gift of $20, $50, $100, or more helps […]

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Sharing Earth’s Gifts: Local Tribes, Local Lands, and Natural Cultural Resources

During the Q&A session at last year’s Virtual Conservation Breakfast, Listening to the Land: Understanding the Indigenous Landscape of Jefferson County, Laura Price, Cultural Resources Director for the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe noted that local property owners can play a valuable role in addressing the scarcity of natural cultural resources by sharing them with local […]

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Jefferson Land Trust’s Sarah Spaeth and Blaise Sullivan Honored at Jefferson County Community Leadership Awards; Sarah Wins Citizen of the Year!

This month, the Chamber of Jefferson County honored two Jefferson Land Trust employees at the 2023 Community Leadership Awards: Blaise Sullivan was a finalist for Young Professional of the Year, and Sarah Spaeth won the Citizen of the Year Award! Sarah, our Director of Conservation and Strategic Partnerships, was one of three finalists for the […]

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Introducing the Winner of the 2023 Fairbank Award for Youth Environmental Action: Diego Murray!

This year, the Land Trust established the Fairbank Award for Youth Environmental Action in honor of longtime Land Trust volunteers Owen and Sarah Fairbank. The award and accompanying $500 prize, provided by an anonymous community member, is given to a young person (age 12-19) living in Jefferson County who has, in the last year, shown […]

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Conservation Breakfast 2023 Gathers 200+ Community Members for a Morning of Inspiration

“It is our love for the world, our joy in it, its glory that is the foundation of our obligation to its continuing. The same impulse that says, this is wonderful, is the impulse that says, this must continue.” – Dr. Kathleen Dean Moore, March 16, 2023 On the morning of Thursday, March 16, more […]

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