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Thank you Kit Rawson for all you did for the land

Skagit Land Trust lost a dear friend and tireless advocate for land conservation this month. The Trust will be forever grateful to board member Kit Rawson for the knowledge and enthusiasm he brought to preserving the special places of Skagit County. We will miss you.

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Blanchard Mountain Update

The Washington State budget that was passed in early July was for operations, not capital projects. The legislature has yet to pass a capital budget bill, which is where Blanchard would be funded.

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Engaging youth to learn on the land

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March Point Heronry - Baby Herons Rescued

After a large maple tree blew down on one of our properties, these baby herons were stranded.

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25 Skagit Adventures

Explore the trails, waterways, and favorite places of Skagit County on these 25 adventures. Click to learn more!

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Conservation Strides Forward in Skagit

The Nature Conservancy and Skagit Land Trust announce that the Conservancy is transferring nine preserves totaling about 1,000 acres to Skagit Land Trust to ensure long-term, community-based conservation on these sites.

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Auction & Dinner

Tickets are going fast for our annual auction & dinner on Saturday, March 25th. This is Skagit Land Trust's largest fundraising event of the year.

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King 5 News Reports on Blanchard Mountain

"To me, it means nature in my backyard," The trails at Blanchard Mountain are used by an estimated 100,000 people every year, from hang gliders and horseback riders to stargazers.

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Legislative Funding Puts Blanchard Forest at Risk

A $6.2 million funding shortfall in Governor Jay Inslee’s 2017 proposed budget puts a portion of nearly 1,600 acres of protected forestland in Skagit County at risk of being logged. The Skagit County Board of Commissioners, along with local recreationalists, conservation groups and community partners, are urging the state Legislature to correct this oversight and fully fund the Blanchard Forest Strategy.

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Special MLK Day Hike Featuring Craig Romano

Join Skagit Land Trust Executive Director, Molly Doran, and special guest Craig Romano for a hike on Blanchard Mountain. UPDATE: due to the road conditions we will be changing the hike location to start at the Chuckanut Drive entrance and end at Samish Overlook. We will continue to carpool from Chuckanut Park & Ride.

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