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New Elementary School Bird Education Program Takes Learning to New Heights

Over the 2021-22 school year, Jefferson Land Trust expanded our youth education programming with an exciting new year-long bird project with three third-grade classes and two multi-age OPEPO (OPtional Education PrOgram) class of second, third, fourth, and fifth graders at Salish Coast Elementary School in Port Townsend. Birds are not only interesting and iconic, they’re […]

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Nature in Your Neighborhood On Demand: Resources, Recordings Available on our Website

Nature in Your Neighborhood is an online program developed by Jefferson Land Trust during the Covid-19 pandemic to help people in Jefferson County and beyond learn about our local flora and fauna from local naturalists and biologists. Now, we’re pleased to announce the opening of Nature in Your Neighborhood On Demand: a section on our […]

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Field Report: Jefferson Land Trust’s 2022 Youth Corps

During the week of April 4-8, Jefferson Land Trust’s 2022 Youth Corps interns spent their spring breaks undertaking a variety of key restoration projects across several of our nature preserves. Six high school students from Jefferson and Kitsap counties joined Land Trust Preserve Manager Carrie Clendaniel and Office and Preserve Assistant Cristina Villalobos, as well […]

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“Salmon School! What Will Happen Next?”: An Audiobook from Salish Coast Elementary First Graders

“Salmon School! What Will Happen Next?” is an audiobook by Ms. Stengel’s 2020-21 first grade class at Salish Coast Elementary. Inspired by their year-long project of raising salmon eggs (roe) in the classroom for eventual release into Chimacum Creek at Illahee Preserve, the story is about a student named Sam who finds himself transformed into […]

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Jefferson Land Trust’s Sarah Spaeth to Teach Animal Tracking Class

In May 2022, Sarah Spaeth, Jefferson Land Trust’s Director of Conservation and Strategic Partnerships, will be teaching an “Intro to Animal Tracking” class through CedarRoot Folk School. This two-day, in-the-field workshop is a great opportunity to deepen your understanding of and connection to our local lands and wildlife. This class will cover the fundamentals of […]

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Quilcene School District Partners with Washington Native Plant Society and Jefferson Land Trust in Hands-On Ecosystem Project

On a dewy morning at our Snow Creek Forest Preserve last week, 17 eighth-grade students from Quilcene School District (QSD) were knee-deep in a swath of thick reed canarygrass — a noxious weed. By day’s end, when the sun was high in the sky, they’d journeyed far up the hillside into a healthy forest, where […]

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The Quimper Geological Society — A Decade of Exploration and Learning

If you’re interested in learning more about the geological and earth science history of our area and the Pacific Northwest in general, you may want to think about joining the Quimper Geological Society. It’s free, and it’s fun. The origin of the society began in 2006 with the late Gerry Thorsen and his wife. For […]

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Learning on the Land: Adventures in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor

This past winter, as the pandemic restricted travel and kept kids home from school, many in our community sought refuge and connection in the natural spaces nearest to our own neighborhoods. If you went walking on the trail system (Cappy’s Trails) that winds through the Quimper Wildlife Corridor on a Monday in February, you might […]

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Join Us for the Shaping a Legacy Educational Seminar!

Have you been meaning to review (or begin) your estate plans? If so, please join us for Shaping a Legacy, an online educational seminar with attorney Alexandra (Xan) Gerson. The seminar will be on Zoom on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from noon – 1:00 pm. Xan Gerson is an estate planning attorney with Metis Estate Planning, who has additional expertise in philanthropic advising […]

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Congratulations to Sarah Spaeth on Becoming a Certified Track and Sign Specialist!

Sarah Spaeth, Director of Conservation and Strategic Partnerships for the Land Trust has taken her love of wildlife tracking to the next level. In October, she became one of five women and less than 50 North Americans to be recognized as a certified Track and Sign Specialist. To do so, Sarah underwent a rigorous evaluation […]

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