- Editor’s note: The Nisqually Land Trust has played a vital role in ensuring the environmental health of the Nisqually Basin for future generations. The great strides in acquiring shoreline in an effort to preserve the natural, pristine beauty has been in large part due to the efforts of Joe Kane, the recently retired Executive Director. His vision, passion, and dedication to the mission of the Land Trust deserves recognition, accolades and our sincere thanks and appreciation. Congratulations Joe!
- Steve Klein, Yelm Community Blog Host.
From the Nisqually Land Trust:
Click here: “I’m Not Calling it Retirement,” by Joe Kane.
Still a Small Watershed with Big Ideas
This story is your story, too.
Ten years ago the New York Times ran a front-page story on conservation innovation in the Nisqually Watershed. It came as no surprise to the Land Trust and our many partners here at home. We’d long known that the Nisqually is a small watershed with big ideas – ideas that resonate far beyond our borders. That hasn’t changed.
The Nisqually Indian Tribe’s salmon-recovery program is still the best in the state and a model for cooperative conservation.
The restoration of the Nisqually estuary is still the largest estuary restoration ever completed in the Pacific Northwest. Read more from the 2019 Annual Report.
Joe Kane was a member of the Land Trust Board of Directors from 1998-2004 and was named Executive Director in 2005. He also served as the vice president of the Washington Association of Land Trusts from 2010-2014. He is the best-selling author of the books Running the Amazon and Savages, and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic and many other publications.
Click here to read Joe Kane’s transition letter.
About the September 2020 Fundraiser
“We had an amazing evening last [month] raising critical funds for conservation work in the Nisqually. Thanks for visiting with us and for all of your generous contributions. And another big thank you to our night’s host JW Foster!
“The evening was also a very special retirement send-off for our Executive Director Joe Kane. We thank him for his incredible work. He has left a lasting mark on the Nisqually River Watershed,” by the Nisqually Land Trust.
[Editor’s note: The Land Trust raised $44,608 for the Forever Fund of the $45,000 goal.] Read more
Blogger Klein’s Family Foundation is a long-time contributor to the Land Trust.