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Nisqually River preservation making news!

Nisqually Community Forest Board members, (left to right) Justin Hall, Joe Kane, and Bryan Bowden along with PSE energy government affairs rep Kelsey Hulse

“PSE Foundation Awards Land Trust $500,000 for Nisqually Community Forest”

“First-ever Environmental Partnership Grant Saves Final Land Purchase”

“Over a year ago, facing a deadline to come up with nearly a million dollars or lose the opportunity to acquire the crown-jewel property for its Nisqually Community Forest Project, the Land Trust did something it had never done before – took out a private, short-term, eleventh-hour loan. “And we did that with no idea how we’d pay it off,” said Executive Director Joe Kane.

“In the ensuing months the Land Trust managed to reduce the mortgage to $500,000 by winning a U.S. Forest Community Forest grant and additional funding from the state’s Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration program,” by Susan Callender, Nisqually Land Trust. Read more

“Celebrating Thirty Years of Our Conservation Work in the Nisqually River Watershed”

“In 1987 the Washington State Legislature adopted the Nisqually River Management Plan. In 1989, to accomplish the plan’s goals, a team of Nisqually Watershed partners created the Nisqually Land Trust. As founder George Walter said, ‘It simply offered the best way to protect the Nisqually River in the long term. Acquire property – that’s permanent.'”

“And here we are, thirty years and 7,132 permanently protected acres later,” bu Susan Callender, Nisqually Land Trust. Read more

“New Washington State Park In The Works Along Nisqually River”

“Washington is getting its first new full-service state park in many years. The planned park build-out is on land the state owns along the Nisqually River near Eatonville, Washington.

Nisqually State Park will be developed thanks to $3 million included in a state construction budget … signed into law by Washington’s governor,” by Tom Banse, Northwest News Network. Read more

Blogger Klein is a long-standing Nisqually Land Trust supporter/contributor.

Posted by Steve on July 1, 2019 at 12:03 am | Permalink

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