Harvest Celebration: Raising $192,000 through community led 1:1 match donation

Leslie and Howard Fisher and two other generous families in our community have pledged $96,000 in matching support of conservation of habitats and working lands in Clallam County. These families will match dollar-for-dollar all donations. That means, every donation to North Olympic Land Trust–up to $96,000–will be matched 1:1, raising a total of $192,000 through this harvest season.

Folks, businesses, and organizations can support this community initiative by donating directly to North Olympic Land Trust via:

  • Web: Click the button below or scroll to the bottom of this page
  • Mail: PO Box 2945, Port Angeles, WA 98362
  • In Person: 602 East Front Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362 (not a mailing address)
  • Phone: 360-417-1815

Our community boldly protects lands and waterways that define our way of life, from massive efforts like the Elwha and Dungeness Rivers’ restoration work, to protecting and restoring native prairies. North Olympic Land Trust offers opportunities for community members to play a direct role in conserving local land and natural resources–ensuring that the places that characterize this region will be available for generations to come.

Support from the local community drives this organization’s ability to leverage large private, state, and federal funds to conserve the places you care about most. Just this year, our community permanently protected two farms with farmland conservation easements–Dungeness Hub and Mid Valley Farm–and soon will permanently protect a third farm in Sequim! By 2024, our community will have protected 26 farms.

Inspired by the habitat and farmland successes along the Dungeness River and North Olympic Land Trust’s Board-approved Strategic Plan to increase its conservation capacity, three anonymous families are challenging the Land Trust to raise $96,000 through Harvest Season, to unlock a 1:1 match, totalling $192,000 (funds will be matched dollar-for-dollar).

This incredible community support will immediately enable North Olympic Land Trust to grow the organization’s capacity and confidence to meet the conservation goals that the community seeks to achieve–leading to more conserved rivers, meadows, farms, forests, shorelines, and wetlands. 

To date the Land Trust has permanently conserved and protected:

  • 25 Local Farms (soon to be 26 with at least three more farms in the works!)
  • 20 Miles of River & Stream Banks
  • 2,729 Acres of Forests
  • 4 Conservation Areas with Public Access (with 2 more conservation areas gaining public access by the end of 2024!)

Double your impact on local land conservation today!

Learn more about the Board and Land Trust’s commitment to “doubling the pace of farmland conservation,” how we use climate resiliency data to inform our conservation efforts, and our commitment to prairie restoration work across Clallam County

Questions about this campaign; or, to coordinate large donations, securities, and grants can be directed to Alex Wilson, Development Director, at alex@northolympiclandtrust.org or 360.417.1815 x3.

Donations and grants in support of this 1:1 match pledge will directly benefit this work–conserving and protecting our local culture, economy and way of life.