Working with our community, Jefferson Land Trust has protected 17 local farms (more than 1,300 acres of agricultural land) in Jefferson County, so it was a real pleasure to celebrate our farming community during the 20th Annual Jefferson County Farm Tour the weekend of September 16-18! Land Trust staff and board members were hosted on […]
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 […]
Seven high school students — three young women and four young men from four local schools — spent their spring break with us, learning and working on the land. During their stint as the 2019 Land Trust Youth Corps crew, they learned, hands-on, about land stewardship. We interwove lessons on topics like forest health, beaver […]
Scotty Scott’s lifelong passion for nature fueled a 40-year career as a science teacher. Now she’s inspiring hundreds of students by volunteering with Jefferson Land Trust’s local school partnerships. “We need to think as brothers and sisters to all life and honor what nature gives us.” Scotty helps with everything from designing lesson plans to […]
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.
We just had 150 first and second graders come out to Illahee Preserve to release the coho salmon fry they’ve been raising in their class.
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.