Land Trust News

Tour Skagit Conservation Lands

Join Skagit Land Trust on Saturday, October 11 for a full-day guided van tour to conservation properties along the Skagit River. Have fun, meet new people, and learn how we are conserving natural areas for the benefit of our community today and as a legacy for future generations. Visit the event page for registration information.

Grant advances technology capacity

The Trust recently received a $10,000 grant from PACCAR Inc for technology to further land conservation, stewardship, and community engagement. With technology advancements happening at a rapid pace, these funds will leverage the Trust’s impact by providing resources to map conservation priorities, monitor conservation lands, and engage the public in natural area appreciation.

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. as well as Martha's amazing acceptance speech!

Bell Property Conserved

BellSkagit 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 July - September for safety reasons.

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