On a beautiful fall evening in September, more than 150 people gathered on the lawn of the Old Alcohol Plant to celebrate community conservation and share some favorite memories and stories from the land.
The stories were inspiring. Highlights included seeing and hearing salmon splash in Chimacum and Snow creeks, working together to save Tamanowas Rock, and remembering children playing in a hay barn at the Brown Farm, which is now forever protected as Finnriver Farm & Cidery.
With so many Land Trust supporters gathered together, we took the opportunity to get input in a short group exercise. Attendees worked in partnership to share their thoughts on future important conservation efforts and why protecting local land matters. We'll use the information to help shape our strategic goals.