Land Trust News

Have Fun, Save Land Auction a Success

Thank you to the 250 guests who attended Skagit Land Trust’s 9th Annual Have Fun, Save Land Auction & Dinner at the St. Joseph Center in Mount Vernon on March 7, 2015 and generously helped us raise over $100,000 for local land conservation! We extend our sincere gratitude to all of the people and businesses who gave their time, talent and treasure to make this auction a great success. Thank you!

National Accreditation Renewed

Skagit Land Trust has achieved renewed land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. The Trust was awarded renewed accreditation this February and is one of only 301 land trusts from across the country that are now accredited. Accredited land trusts are authorized to display a seal indicating to the public that they meet national standards for excellence, uphold the public trust and ensure that conservation efforts are permanent. Learn more about Accreditation.

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Illabot Creek Conservation

Skagit’s Illabot Creek just became more thoroughly “wild and scenic” with the purchase and signing of a voluntary conservation easement agreement between the Trust and private landowners. The Illabot Creek Conservation Easement conserves one-half mile of river shoreline and working farmland. Illabot Creek is one of the most important tributaries of the Skagit River - extremely important salmon production and recovery. This easement is one of several salmon recovery projects funded by the State in the Illabot watershed. Read the recent Skagit Valley Herald article about this conservation success.

Visit Trust Conservation Areas

Skagit Land Trust protects beautiful lands throughout Skagit County - many of which are open to the public. Go for a walk at Cumberland Creek, bring your binoculuars and do some birding at Green Rd. Marsh, or learn about elk at Hurn Field among other activities available at our conservation areas. See visiting Skagit Land Trust properties for details.

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