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Celebrating Our Conservation Champions!

Every year we’re amazed at the amount of volunteer time our community donates to help us protect and care for the land. We wondered how this volunteerism would be affected by the pandemic, with our office closed to the public and volunteer work parties canceled during the spring and limited this summer and fall. However, […]

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Celebrating an Additional 25 Acres at the Duckabush Riparian Forest Preserve

Jefferson Land Trust has been working on conservation projects along the Dosewallips and Duckabush Rivers since the mid-90s. In 1994, long-time locals, Vern and Ida Bailey donated a conservation easement on their 187-acre property on the Dosewallips River, our first project in the area. That act alone protected a significant portion of beautiful open space […]

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Seeing the Impact of Strong Farms, Strong Futures Funds

During the spring, the Land Trust hosted the Strong Farms, Strong Futures appeal. In just two weeks, more than 130 people donated over $32,000. Half of the gifts went to the Olympic Peninsula Farmers Fund […]

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Getting By With Lots of Help From Our Friends!

Thank You Volunteers! We’re continually humbled and amazed by the generosity of our community. Thanks to so many of you for sharing so much of your time and energy helping us achieve our mission. Thank you for spending more than 4913 hours of your valuable time in 2019 helping us accomplish so much! We couldn’t […]

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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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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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A Fun New Family of Business Partners

Throughout the year, our Save the Land business partners donate a portion of their profits to the Land Trust. In early March, at the age of 14, Aloura Remy became our youngest business partner. An artist with a love of wildlife, the local teen was inspired by her unofficial grandfather, Gabriel Ornelas, who passed away […]

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Extending a Warm Welcome to Navarra Carr

We’re thrilled to welcome Navarra Carr, who joins our team as Finance Assistant. Navarra is splitting her time in a joint position shared between Jefferson Land Trust and our sister organization in Clallam County, North Olympic Land Trust. While Navarra will serve as our Finance Assistant, she’ll act as the Administrative Assistant for North Olympic Land […]

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Welcome, Jennifer!

We’re thrilled to welcome Jennifer Calhoun, who joins the team as our new Finance Director. Jennifer is splitting her time in a joint position shared between Jefferson Land Trust and our sister organization in Clallam County, North Olympic Land Trust.

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