This month, the Land Trust was honored and humbled to recognize the one-year anniversary of the purchase of 104 acres of farmland and habitat at River’s Edge, in partnership with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.
Land Trust staff and board, as well as representatives from the Tribe, were thrilled to visit the River’s Edge property for a small outdoor gathering with members of the McLane-Wallacker family trust, who sold the land a year ago.
It was a beautiful spring day for the project partners to mingle at a safe, masked distance. A celebratory toast was made with water sourced from the nearby Dungeness River. “I am so happy that we had a chance to recognize this project and the great relationship that has developed between the McLane-Wallacker family trust and the Land Trust,” said Conservation Director Mike Auger. “Due to COVID, we were unable to celebrate together a year ago, so this feels even more meaningful.”
A year after the purchase, positive progress continues at River’s Edge. The Land Trust is managing the farmland and playing a supporting role as the Tribe prepares for levee setback along the river’s edge. Stay tuned for updates as our community works together to ensure that this area continues to support farms and wildlife… forever.
Many thanks to photographer Bob Martinson and to the Dungeness Valley Creamery for contributing to the success of this gathering.