News & Events


Thank You, Marcia Schwendiman, for Six Years of Board Service!

Our friend and colleague Marcia Schwendiman recently stepped down from the Jefferson Land Trust Board of Directors after six years of dedicated volunteer service. “My time with the Land Trust has been my favorite volunteer gig ever,” Marcia says. “The staff, my fellow Board members, and the innumerable volunteers who work on Land Trust projects […]

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Egg And I Angus: 115-Acre Historic Family Farm Protected Forever!

We’re thrilled to announce that Egg And I Angus, one of the largest family farms remaining in the Chimacum Creek watershed, is now protected forever! Located four miles south of Chimacum in Center Valley, Egg And I Angus is a 115-acre historic cattle farm run by daughter-and-mother team Julia Nottingham and Laurie Hannan. The farmland […]

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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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