April 30, 2015 – On Saturday May 2nd, North Olympic Land Trust will host its 25th annual public membership meeting at the Fairview Grange (161 Lake Farm Road) at 10am. This public meeting will feature a presentation on 25 years of community efforts to conserve the farms, fish and forests that sustain the communities of the North Olympic Peninsula.
The program will also include a talk by Peninsula Daily News Columnist and local historian Alice Alexander. Alexander will share some of the fascinating history of the Lyre River and its inhabitants. In November, the Land Trust acquired 280-acres of land that features an important estuary at the mouth of the Lyre River, streams, wetlands, tidelands, kelp beds and bluff-backed beaches. The property also includes a large upland area with a diverse forest at various ages of growth. The Land Trust plans to open the property for public day use later in 2015.
In addition, the hour and a half long program will include:
- An update on recent and upcoming Land Trust activities by Executive Director, Tom Sanford.
- The presentation of the 2nd Annual Gary Colley Legacy Award to the Founders of Friends of the Fields and North Olympic Land Trust, and
- The annual membership meeting during which supporters consider and vote on the election and/or renewal of a slate of Directors for its Board.
Light refreshments will be provided.