Our work begins with protecting land, but it doesn’t end there. Century Stewards support the long-term work it takes to restore and steward land forever.
Once a piece of land has been purchased or a conservation easement acquired, the job of stewardship begins. This involves legal protection, controlling invasive species, monitoring for dumping, trespass, and abandoned vehicles, assessing the overall health of wildlife and vegetation, and leading ongoing restoration projects.
All of this work requires long-term funding and commitment from our community. Our Century Stewards Program is a way for you to make a major contribution to preserving our open spaces, working lands, habitat, and quality of life in Jefferson County – in a way that is comfortable for you and predictable for us.
By committing to a gift of at least $1,000 a year for a 3-year or 5-year period, Century Stewards provide a stable, reliable flow of funding that allows us to plan and invest in long-term projects. Annual giving levels can be in an amount you choose. Century Stewards most commonly give $1,000, $2,500, $5,000, $10,000 or $25,000.
More than 200 Century Stewards have made long-term commitments to Jefferson Land Trust. Want to join them?
For more information, or to set up an annual gift, contact our Director of Philanthropy, Kate Godman, at 360.379.9501 ext 102.
“Through our collective efforts, our children will know where their food is grown, what time of the year to find salmon spawning in Tarboo Creek, what a mountain beaver looks like, and that we have flying squirrels in our woods! They will know their local farmer, how to read a tide chart and where to dig clams on the beach, and can watch the sapling they planted grow into a tall tree.”
– Sarah Spaeth, Director, Conservation and Strategic Partnerships