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Lands We Love Auction & Celebration 2021

Thank you to everyone for making our auction a success! There are still matching funds available. Make your gift go TWICE as far for local lands!

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Guemes Island Ferry Trail Project

Work continues on a joint project between the Guemes Island Ferry Trail Committee, Skagit County Parks & Recreation Department, and Skagit Land Trust. The 'Guemes Island Ferry Trail' (GIFT) is being installed on Guemes Island from the ferry terminal to Schoolhouse Park.

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March Point Heronry Expands

Thanks to an outpouring of community support, Skagit Land Trust has purchased an additional 3.5 acres of nesting grounds for local Great Blue Herons at the March Point Heronry. This land will be added to 7 acres of the Heronry the Trust already owns and protects as a Conservation Area. The Trust also holds a Conservation Easement on 5 acres of the heronry. In total, the Trust now protects 15.5 acres at March Point.

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Help ensure their home stays wild forever

The March Point Heronry is small in acreage, but great in importance. At 700+ nests this heronry may be the biggest colony of Great Blue Herons on the west coast of the U.S. The Trust has an immediate opportunity to purchase and conserve 3.5 acres within the core nesting area of the Heronry.

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Open House at the Samish Island C.A.

We are excited to welcome the community back together on the land this summer with our first big in-person event for 2021. Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 31st, and join us at the newly expanded Samish Island Conservation Area.

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Family Friendly Memorial Day Fun!

Check out these family friendly outdoor activities!

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Skagit Letterbox Trail

Visit the Letterbox Trail at Cumberland Creek - a great activity for the whole family!

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The Entrance to Samish Island Conserved!

Thanks to overwhelming community support, the Trust has purchased 50 more acres at the entrance to Samish Island and will manage this land as part of its Samish Island Conservation Area. The Trust now protects 100 acres at the entrance to Samish Island and over a half a mile of marine shoreline.

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Skagit Land Trust iNaturalist Projects

Use the iNaturalist app to upload observations on Skagit Land Trust properties!

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Celebrate Earth Day with SLT and iNaturalist

Join SLT in celebrating Earth Day by recording observations on iNaturalist!

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