December 2nd is #Giving Tuesday - a national movement to inspire people to take action to improve our local communities. At this time of year as we think of what makes our lives special, we are reaching out to those of you who also love Skagit County. Your support provides us with the resources to do our work and tackle any challenges to conserve the natural Skagit we love forever. #GivingTuesday contributions to Skagit Land Trust can be made online or by mail to: PO Box 1017 Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Thank you.
Using Science and Local Knowledge to Save Land
Skagit Land Trust received a $1,500 grant from the Washington Association of Land Trusts and the Land Trust Alliance to help develop materials that communicate our priorities in local voluntary land conservation. Based on science and local knowledge, we have developed a Conservation Strategy to help us identify what we think needs to be conserved for a resilient and sustainable Skagit far into the future. This grant enabled us to work with local company BrandQuery to develop a Conservation Strategy handout with compelling graphics to communicate our conservation strategy in an understandable and interesting way that encourages collaboration and partnership at both the public and private level.
Cumberland Creek Is Home At Last!
Restoring more than 4,000 feet of salmon habitat, Cumberland Creek has been diverted into its historic channel in a joint effort by the Skagit Land Trust, the Army Corps of Engineers, Skagit River System Cooperative (SRSC), Skagit County, and Seattle City Light. The creek had been in its current channel for about 80 years because of the the South Skagit Highway. Skagit Land Trust Board Members, volunteers and staff have been advocating for the restoration of Cumberland Creek for several years and are very pleased to see the project’s completion. Watch a video of the exciting moment and read more about it here.
Ivy Pull at Hurn Field Makes the News
Our successful ivy pull at Hurn Field Conservation Area was highlighted in the Skagit Valley Herald. Thank you, Volunteers! Stay informed about future opportunities to pull ivy at Hurn by subscribing to our e-news or e-mail Kay at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Earn Funds for Land While Shopping
Fred Meyer is donating to non-profits based on where their customers tell them to give. Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Skagit Land Trust at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for Skagit Land Trust by name or by our non-profit number 85396. Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping conserve Skagit's natural lands!