‘Tis the season for giving back


What would the North Olympic Peninsula be to you without its lush forests, cascading rivers, rich farmland and dynamic shorelines?

For many,  the North Olympic Peninsula wouldn’t be the place we know and love if it weren’t for the biodiversity, varying landscapes, array of natural resources, and access to local food and outdoor recreation. Knowing this, for the past 26 years North Olympic Land Trust has worked to protect the resilience, unparalleled aesthetics and services of Clallam County’s irreplaceable land base. As a community-supported nonprofit, you’ve made that possible.

As the year draws to a close and the holiday season is upon us, please consider investing in your community by donating toward local land conservation. Seventy-five percent of our annual operating budget relies on local, private support.

I am excited to share that a generous supporter has offered to donate $3,000 if $6,000 is donated this holiday by new supporters or those that haven’t given within the past two years. Before the year end, be sure to make your donation and take advantage of the 50 percent match on your investment.

Your gift will allow us to strengthen our efforts and build on past accomplishments that include the conservation of:

  • More than 460 acres of working farmland & an additional 60 acres under contract
  • Nearly 2 miles of Strait of Juan de Fuca shoreline
  • Nearly 12 miles of freshwater, stream and riverbanks
  • More than 650 acres open for public recreation
  • 1,800 acres of conserved forestlands, including 460 acres of working forests .

Thank you for joining us in stewarding and protecting our open spaces, natural resources, healthy watersheds and recreational opportunities for both today and future generations. Please reaffirm your commitment to conservation today.

Wishing you warm holiday and happy new year,

Tom Sanford, executive director

Photo by Patrick Downs