Land Bank Field Assistant, Kayla Seaforth, and Salish Seeds Project Nursery Assistant, Sarah Benson, begin planting seedlings on Turtleback Mountain Preserve during a January deluge. With the help of the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC), 14,000 native seedlings grown in the Land Bank’s own Salish Seeds Project nursery will be planted at the preserve this winter.

The San Juan County Land Bank Commission will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, January 15, from 8:30-11:30am via Zoom. The public is invited to attend. Click HERE to download the agenda (includes ZOOM link) and meeting materials.

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About the San Juan County Land Bank
The San Juan County Land Bank is a local land conservation program, created by voters in 1990, and funded by a 1% real estate excise tax paid by purchasers of property in San Juan County. Through conservation easements or outright purchases, the Land Bank protects special places in the Islands including coastlines, farmland, forests and wetlands.