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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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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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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