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Seeing the Impact of Strong Farms, Strong Futures Funds

During the spring, the Land Trust hosted the Strong Farms, Strong Futures appeal. In just two weeks, more than 130 people donated over $32,000. Half of the gifts went to the Olympic Peninsula Farmers Fund […]

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Juanitas Rock in Woodland Hills

Two Dozen Erratics Fanatics Inspired by Local Challenge

During Nature in Your Neighborhood, Michael Machette hosted an Extending Your Reach presentation on the Glacial Geology of the Quimper Peninsula […]

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Fest Fun 2020

Together, Forever! POST: It was delightful to celebrate with so many of you online at our virtual Fest. Together, we raised more than $210,000 to protect land and habitat forever, and the gifts keep rolling in! Thank you so much for your support. The links to the high-resolution videos shared during the evening are below, […]

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Snow Creek Forest Preserve

Introducing Snow Creek Forest Preserve!

Given that the Land Trust has helped to protect more than 17,000 acres in Jefferson County, protecting 10 acres may not sound all that exciting. However, when it’s the right 10 acres, it’s thrilling for us […]

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Fairy Slipper Orchid (Calypso bulbosa)

Standing Together: an Equitable Future for All

We are living in turbulent and difficult times. The nationwide protests we’re seeing in response to the killing of George Floyd represent positive demands for an equitable future for all — free from racism, oppression, and violence. […]

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Compass Rose Farm. Photo by Chrissie White.

Thank You to Strong Farms, Strong Futures Donors!

Thanks to more than 130 generous community members, we raised over $32,000 in just two weeks in the Strong Farms, Strong Futures appeal. Half of that will support the Olympic Peninsula Farmer Fund and the other half will support long-term farmland protection. A BIG thank you to all who gave so generously! […]

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Nature in Your Neighborhood Program Underway – Join the Fun!

In the new Nature in Your Neighborhood program, our backyards and neighborhoods will become our classrooms. Birds, trees, ferns, and mammals are just a few of the topics we’ll be diving into throughout May and June. Our weekly explorations will be guided by an experienced naturalist […]

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Violet Green Swallow. Credit Kerry Tremain

A Busy Spring for Birds on the Olympic Peninsula and Beyond

Many birds are on the move during spring. Thousands arrive on our peninsula, often stopping here to rest and eat, or taking up residence for the summer. Others, who have wintered here, have left and are on their way to their own nesting grounds further afield. If you look for it, you can see some […]

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Kellie Henwood

Stepping Up for Local Farms and Food

Like countless others in our community, Kellie Henwood’s work has suddenly shifted in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. In addition to being a member of Jefferson Land Trust’s board of directors and working as coordinator for Jefferson LandWorks Collaborative, Kellie is the Regional Small Farms Coordinator for Washington State University (WSU) Extension in Clallam, […]

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Land Trust Office Temporary Closure Notification

For our community’s health and in compliance with Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home. Stay Healthy.” order, we have closed Jefferson Land Trust’s office to the public.

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