News & Events


Dreamfest 2018

ForeverFest Tickets Available Online!

Get your tickets today to join us on the lawn at Finnriver Farm & Cidery on Thursday, July 25th from 6-9 pm for a magical summer feast to benefit Jefferson Land Trust. Together we’ll savor an artful meal prepared by Chef Dan Ratigan of The Fireside Restaurant at the Inn at Port Ludlow. Click here […]

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Aerial View of Property

Preserve on Marrowstone Island Closer and Closer to Opening

The new preserve on Marrowstone Island is that much closer to being ready to open to the public in late June. The preserve has been named (Chai-yahk-wh Preserve), the signs have been designed and ordered, a trailhead kiosk is being built by a local eagle scout, and we’re getting bids from contractors to build the […]

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S-Curve Preserve

Reflections of a Preserve Steward

By Clif Trolin, S-Curve Preserve Volunteer Preserve Steward When I heard the Land Trust Alliance’s Executive Vice President Wendy Jackson speak at our Conservation Breakfast last year, I was struck by the point she raised at the end of her presentation. She said that Land Trusts know how to deal with preserving land, but how […]

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Golden-crowned-Kinglet. Photo by Stephen Cunliffe.

We’re Hiring a Director of Philanthropy

Come live and work on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula of Washington state! Jefferson Land Trust is seeking an experienced, collaborative fundraising professional as our new Director of Philanthropy. Celebrating our 30th Anniversary in 2019, Jefferson Land Trust has a track record of high quality and innovative conservation work preserving habitat, working farms and forests in […]

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Ivy removal

Readying the Preserve on Marrowstone Island for its Summer Opening

Thanks to funding from the Department of Defense and the generosity of our community, the Land Trust was able to purchase 51 acres on Marrowstone Island on October 31, 2018. Getting to Know and Caring for the Preserve Since then, we’ve been getting to know the property and our new neighbors, gathering community input and […]

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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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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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