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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Land Bank and Orcas Island Fire & Rescue Partner for Structure Fire Training on North Shore Property

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. February 1, 2024 – San Juan County’s Conservation Land Bank is continuing preparations to open a new preserve on the former Glenwood Inn property on Orcas Island in late 2024. In support of this effort, Orcas Islan...

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

San Juan County Publishes 2023 Year-In-Review

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. January 5, 2024 – San Juan County is proud to present the organization’s 2023 Year-In-Review, highlighting accomplishments, notable projects, and the breadth of programs and services provided to island communities....

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

Don’t Forget – Take the Land Bank’s Strategic Plan Survey by January 6

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. December 27, 2023 – Land Bank staff and commissioners are seeking broad community input by hosting a month-long, anonymous survey. Click here to begin the survey or visit the Engage platformhttps:...

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Posted on: December 11, 2023

Attention Farmers and Ranchers – Land Bank Farmland Lease Opportunities on San Juan Island

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. December 11, 2023 – The San Juan County Land Bank requests proposals from farmers or agricultural/food systems organizations interested in a long-term agricultural lease of its Frazer Homestead and/or Beaverton Marsh Preserv...

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Posted on: December 6, 2023

Make Your Voice Heard: Conservation Land Bank Embarks on Strategic Planning Efforts

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. December 6, 2023 – The San Juan County Conservation Land Bank is pleased to invite the community to participate in shaping its emerging Strategic Plan. This document will guide the Land Bank in conservation efforts, stewards...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Repeated Vandalism Forces Land Bank to Remove Toilet at Zylstra Lake Preserve

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. November 27, 2023 – The Conservation Land Bank made the difficult decision to close and remove the public restroom at Zylstra Lake Preserve due to excessive vandalism. Facing repetitive repair costs and continued misuse, the...

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Posted on: October 2, 2023

Conservation Land Bank Announces Special Meeting to Discuss Watmought Bay Preserve Addition

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. October 2, 2023 - The San Juan County Conservation Land Bank Commission will hold a special meeting on Friday, October 6, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM to discuss and determine retaining the Watmough Bay addition (formerly Higgins...

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Seasonal Changes to Public Access at Land Bank Preserves

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. September 22, 2023 – Last week we celebrated the Autumn Equinox, a signal that our daylight hours are waning. It also signals seasonal changes to public access at your Conservation Land Bank’s Zylstra Lake and Moun...

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

New Public Trail Opens on Lopez Island

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. September 19, 2023 - The San Juan County Conservation Land Bank and Washington State Parks are pleased to announce a new opportunity for a forest stroll - a 0.75-mile hiking trail through your Conservation Land Bank&rsquo...

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Posted on: August 28, 2023

Black-tail deer Hunting Season Opens September 1 at Lopez Hill and Mount Grant Preserves

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. August 28, 2023 – Deer hunting is open for a limited season at Lopez Hill and Mount Grant Preserves. Specific dates for 2023 are as follows:

Archery              ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

Conservation Land Bank Announces Special Meeting to Discuss Watmough Bay Preserve Addition

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. August 23, 2023 – The San Juan County Conservation Land Bank Commission seeks input regarding future plans for the Watmough Bay Preserve Addition (formerly the Higgins property) located on Lopez Island. The meeting will be h...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

San Juan County's Land Bank Announces 2023 Fall Native Wildflower Sale

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. August 23, 2023 – The Salish Seeds Project announces its annual Fall Native Wildflower Sale, with more plants to choose from than ever.  Buyers can reserve plants online September 12 – 17 and pick them up ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Turtleback Mountain Preserve Temporary Trail Closures

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. June 15, 2023 – San Juan County's Conservation Land Bank will implement temporary trail closures on Turtleback Mountain Preserve during June and July to accommodate the installation of nineteen road culverts. In res...

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Posted on: May 8, 2023

A Second Generation of Coho Salmon Found at the Land Bank’s Coho Preserve on Orcas Island!

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. May 8, 2023 – Local Fisheries Biologist, Jenny De Groot, shares an update on the emergence of Coho salmon at Coho Preserve on Orcas Island. 

"Spring is a time for optimism and hope. A time for rebirth. ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2023

Conservation Land Bank Events – May Round Up!

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. May 4, 2023 – San Juan County’s Conservation Land Bank is excited to share a series of events throughout May. From guided walks to habitat tours, there’s something for everyone!

North Shore Property Guided Tours | Orcas Island | May 5,...

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

Fact vs Fiction – Learn What $15 Gets You with the Land Bank

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. April 4, 2023 – Join the San Juan County Conservation Land Bank on Zoom OR in person for our Spring Community Conversation series. The Land Bank will host public meetings on Wednesdays - April 12, April 19, and Tuesday, Apri...

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Posted on: March 16, 2023

Land Bank Requests Seasonal Sheep Grazing Lease Proposals for 2023-2024

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. March 16, 2023 – The San Juan County Conservation Land Bank is requesting proposals from anyone interested in a short-term seasonal sheep grazing lease on areas of the Fowler’s Pond Preserve Property, on Orcas Isla...

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Posted on: February 10, 2023

County Council Awards Five Year Lease at Coffelt Farm Preserve

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. 10 February, 2023 – San Juan County is pleased to announce Lum Farm has been awarded a long-term lease at Coffelt Farm on Orcas Island.  

Eric and Amy Lum have been stalwart stewards of Coffelt Farm since 20...

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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Open House for Three Lopez Island Preserves

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. February 3, 2023 – Join the San Juan County Conservation Land Bank for an open house meeting to provide input on three Lopez Preserves: Spencer Spit, Richardson Marsh, and Lopez Hill.

Spencer Spit Preserve is 18 fore...

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