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Building Connections between Youth and Nature

On June 17th the radio show Speak Up! Speak Out! aired a segment sharing the positive impacts experienced by Emerson High School students working with Skagit Land Trust. In this segment you will hear from the Natural Resource Connections teacher Bev Mowrer, Volunteer Land Steward Jim Johnson, and of course a few students. Sharing how their connections with the environment have changed over the course of several months visiting natural lands! Please enjoy the story by following this link: Speak Up! Speak Out!

Spring Skagit Update

Our latest Skagit Update newsletter shares a recent conservation success story from wild Illabot Creek, outdoor observations made through the Youth in Conservation program, upcoming events and more. Read the Spring 2015 Skagit Update.

Emerson Students Enhance the Earth

On the morning of April 24, Arbor Day, a busload of Emerson High School students tumbled out into the damp woods of Skagit Land Trust’s Cumberland Creek Conservation Area some three miles east of Day Creek. As their day unfolded, they would visit and work at several stations as part of an emerging Youth Conservation Leadership program with the Trust. Read more about this important youth program partnership and this fun day!

March Point Heron Cam

Skagit's March Point herons are back. Watch live video from one of the largest Great Blue Heron colonies in the Western U.S. on the March Point Heronry page and read the Skagit Valley Herald article about elementary students learning about the herons.

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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