Snow Creek Uncas Preserve grew by almost three acres in the final days of 2017. Incremental successes like this have added up to over 350 acres protected in the area.
A few weeks ago we headed out to Snow Creek with Blue Heron students to apply math and science lessons in the field. Students tested water quality in the stream, surveyed for macroinvertebrates, and put their math skills to work in a forestry lesson.
Jefferson Land Trust has protected another section of Snow Creek in the Discovery Bay watershed as part of a long-term project that is bringing back salmon and other aquatic species to the area as the natural environment is restored.
We just had a big smile delivered to us at the Land Trust when a package of thank you cards from Blue Heron Middle School eighth-graders arrived in the mail. These kids had just attended the last of five field trips this year through the Port Townsend School District’s place-based learning initiative.