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Samish Flower Farm Protected

Skagit Land Trust (the Trust) has purchased the Samish Flower Farm, the beloved “front door” of Samish Island, with its 100+ year-old forest and 500 feet of Padilla Bay shoreline. More than 500 families, businesses, and organizations donated towards the purchase.

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Proposed updates to protect Great Blue Herons

Skagit Land Trust has proposed an update to Skagit County’s Critical Areas Ordinance to protect Great Blue Herons – an iconic local species with a unique presence in the county. Recently, heron nesting areas have shown signs of stress and disturbance with the loss of coastal nesting habitat. SLT is concerned that without articulated, clearer protections, this charismatic and much loved bird could face an uncertain future in the County.

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Lands We Love Auction & Dinner

Join us in celebrating the significant success we have had in saving the natural character of Skagit County, and raise support for the crucial conservation work ahead. Together we are ensuring that the places that make Skagit County special, will exist for generations of people and wildlife to enjoy.

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Annual Heron Nest Count

Skagit Valley Herald reporter Kimberly Cauvel and photographer Charles Biles joined staff and volunteers at March Point's heronry for the annual Great Blue Heron nest count.

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Help Save the Entrance to Samish Island

A 38-acre property called the Samish Flower Farm serves as the forested entrance to Samish Island. Skagit Land Trust is working with the community to save this forest and its marine shoreline, forever. We must raise the funds by the end of November or the property will go back on the market for development. We need your help! Your donation today to the Samish Flower Farm Campaign will be matched dollar for dollar. Tours can be seen to the right under Upcoming Events. Click to learn more and make a donation.

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Visions From the Valley

Visions from the Valley is a photography and art show inspired by the beauty of Skagit Valley. The exhibit will be open each weekend in September. A portion of the proceeds from this show will benefit Skagit Land Trust.

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Conservation Classrooms in the News

Skagit Valley Herald reporter Kimberly Cauvel recently tagged along on a Conservation Classrooms field trip that Clear Lake Elementary students took to the Trust's Utopia property.

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Anacortes American Reports on Great Blue Herons

The Skagit Land Trust is asking the public to keep an eye out for a great blue heron colony that abandoned its historical nesting ground on Samish Island last summer.

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Thanks for Giving BIG to Skagit Land Trust!

On May 9, 2018 Skagit Land Trust joined more than one thousand nonprofits in raising money to help make a stronger, more vibrant community for all. Thanks to close to 100 donors, plus an anonymous $10,000 challenge match, we raised over $24,000 for land conservation in one day!

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Earth Day 2018

Come celebrate Earth Day and explore Utopia Conservation Area

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