Trust Conservation Director Wins Award
Skagit Land Trust's long-time Conservation Director Martha Bray is a recipient of RE Sources for Sustainable Communities 2014 Environmental Heroes award. This award recognizes heroes who advance RE Sources shared vision of seeing people live satisfying lives in accord with the ecosystem we depend on - generation after generation. Read the Skagit Valley Herald article.
Bell Property Conserved
Skagit Land Trust purchased the 15.5 acre Bell Property in July. This acquisition expands the Trust’s Barney Lake Conservation Area to 368 acres and conserves important wildlife habitat and connects an expansive wetland, grassland, and forested natural area. The campaign was supported by 250 donors and grants from The Skagit Community Foundation’s Clarence Stewart Fund for the Environment, The Seattle Audubon Society’s Martin Miller Fund, The Norcliffe Foundation, Skagit Audubon, and the North American Wetland Conservation Act.
Cumberland Creek is Going Home
Cumberland Creek Conservation Area is about to see some big changes. Starting in mid-July, work crews will be on-site to nudge the creek back into its historic channel and restore more than 4,000 feet of salmon habitat. Read more about this exciting project. Please note that the Cumberland Creek Conservation Area will be closed to public access during July and August for safety reasons.
Member Engagement Survey
Skagit Land Trust is asking for your feedback on community engagement. Please take this short Online Survey and help guide future communications and engagement strategies. Thank you!
Expanding Conservation in the Skagit
Skagit Land Trust has added land to four more conservation areas, conserving scenic and essential wildlife habitat for all generations. The Utopia Conservation Area (pictured, right) protects over 87 acres of creeks, wetlands, and forested habitat within the Skagit River floodplain. Read the recent Skagit Valley Herald article or our Summer 2014 Newsletter to learn about these special places and the latest news and events.