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Day Creek Conservation Areas Expand

Skagit Land Trust now protects eight properties, totaling 361 acres and 4.6 miles of river and slough shoreline in the Day Creek watershed. Thanks to your support this fall, the Trust added a 20-acre parcel to Day Creek Slough Conservation Area and a second property about a mile upstream from the mouth of Day Creek.

Protecting this area is important because Day Creek is a tributary to the Wild and Scenic Skagit River, entering the Skagit via Day Creek Slough, a side channel of the river. These lands are home to a wide variety of wildlife including; elk, bobcats, chinook salmon, bull trout, and steelhead. Land purchases in the Day Creek area have largely been funded by our members, Washington State RCO Conservation Office, and Seattle City Light match.

Volunteer land stewards donate their time and skills to help the Trust manage our Day Creek conservation areas. Thanks to them and many others, over the years we have removed dilapidated buildings, removed garbage, replanted with native trees and shrubs, and worked with partners to restore fish habitat. Trust members and donors help fund these activities and the long-term stewardship of the land through their annual membership gifts to the Trust.

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