Thanks to all who helped match a $60,000 challenge grant, rocketing us toward the top of our $150,000 goal! Funds raised during our annual fall/winter campaign support day-to-day operations at WLT. While there are few people who get excited about helping us pay our power bill or keep our paperclip supply flush, many people DO get excited about the results:
We help create, then perpetually steward public parks: Lily Point Marine Reserve, Maple Beach, Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve, Teddy Bear Cove, Squires Lake, Chuckanut Mountain, Lookout Mountain Preserve, Stimpson Family Nature Reserve, Deming Homestead Eagle Park, Maple Creek Park, Canyon Lake Community Forest, Jensen Family Forest and soon the largest local park in Washington State on reconveyed lands in the Lake Whatcom Watershed.
We protect habitat for fish and wildlife: forests, spawning streams, river banks, meadows, estuary channels, and wetlands. These lands are home to elk, cougar, bear and bobcat; trout and salmon and the otters that eat them; wading birds, water fowl, songbirds and raptors; beavers, raccoons, Douglas squirrels, Flying squirrels, ravens, woodpeckers and salamanders.
We restore habitat lands that have been damaged through human activities. We plant trees, rehabilitate streams, remove invasive plants, and create conditions that allow the balanced natural web to rebuild quickly and fully.
We help landowners conserve their valuable working lands—farms and forests—that will provide sustenance and economic benefit into the distant future as long as they are not sold for housing developments or gravel mining.
20,000 acres across the county, protected, restored and conserved as assets for the future.