Save the Northwest Prairie!

 
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! posted a progress report
    Golden paintbrush comeback continues!
    By - Jennifer Prins - Operations Manager
    Hello Everyone,I have more great news to share regarding our Golden paintbrush recovery on Whidbey Island! Our summer count of flowering plants found over 14,000 plants, making our population the largest recovery population in Washington. Golden paintbrush is well on its way to full recovery here, and it's enhancing our...
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! posted a progress report
    New Fencing To Protect Endangered Plants
    By - Holly M Syreen - Development Director
    Over the past few weeks, we have been installing a new fence around our most precious areas of prairie. Fencing is necessary to keep the deer from eating our endangered Golden paintbrush and other prairie plants. When the plants are too heavily browsed, few of them are able to reach the seed stage and further populate the...
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! has received 1 donation
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! has received 2 donations
    • 7 months ago
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! posted a progress report
    Pacific Rim Institute purchases 175 acre campus!
    By - Holly M Syreen - Development Director
    After lengthy negotiations and a large fundraising campaign, The Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship purchased 175 acres on Central Whidbey Island from the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies. This campus, a gateway to the Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, is composed of forest, rare...
    • 7 months ago
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! has received 1 donation
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! has received 1 donation
    • 9 months ago
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! has received 1 donation
    • 10 months ago
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! posted a progress report
    Interns help prairie and gain valuable skills
    By - Holly M Syreen - Development Director
    This summer began like most summers here at the Pacific Rim Institute with clouds in the sky and anticipation for the arrival of a new group of interns.  Each year, we hold a competitive application process for young adults to come and spend the summer on Whidbey Island learning the ins and outs of restoring native...
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! has received 2 donations
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! posted a progress report
    New Sustainble Farming Partnership Helps Prairie
    By - Holly M. Syreen - Development Director
    Hello Everyone,I am excited to share with you news about our new partnership.  A local gentleman will be leasing about five acres on our property in order to plant heirloom grains using his horses.  Not only does having sustainable agriculture on site meld with our mission (to equip people and communities to live...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! posted a progress report
    8 Acres on way to restored prairie
    By - Holly M. Kress - Development Director
    Seth Luginbill, our Land Steward, completed the sowing of native Roemer's fescue seed across eight acres adjacent to our 5 acre prairie remnant last week!  For four years we have prepared this land for this moment by clearing tons of debris (with amazing volunteers!) mowing, burning, and weed control.  Most of...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! posted a progress report
    2 years to go for Golden paintbrush recovery
    By - Holly M. Kress - Development Director
    Hello Everyone,I have some great news to share regarding our Golden paintbrush recovery (a vital piece to our overall prairie restoration).  After this past summer's successful count of flowering plants, we only have 2 more years to go till our population is considered fully recovered.  Not only that, but our...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! has received 5 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! posted a progress report
    The prairie is blooming!
    By - Holly M. Kress - Development Director
    Hello Everyone, It has been a very busy spring and we have been met with many challenges and many blessings.Last month, we found out that three of our grants with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service have been approved.  All these grants relate to conserving and studying the prairie.  Grants cannot cover all our...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! posted a progress report
    Habitat Management Plan
    By - Holly M. Kress - Development Director
    Hello Everyone! I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and a great start to your year.  I have some exciting news to share.  Within the next few weeks, our Habitat Management Plan will be completed and published.  We have been developing this document for over a year and to have it almost complete is a...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! posted a progress report
    Native Plant Center Improvements
    By - Holly Kress - Development Director
    Hello Everyone, You are receiving this update because at some point in the last year or so you have generously donated funds to the Pacific Rim Institute so we can protect and restore native northwest prairie. I wanted to share with you some very exciting news.  Recently, a donor stepped forth to fund necessary...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! has received 8 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! posted a progress report
    Golden paintbrush recovery a huge success!
    By - Holly Kress - Development Director
    The Golden paintbrush once brightened summer on coastal prairies from Oregon to British Columbia but now is confined to 11 small populations, four of which occur on Whidbey Island.  Federally listed as a “threatened” species, its recovery plan calls for establishing 20 self-sustaining populations of 1,000...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! posted a progress report
    10,000 plants going into the ground
    By - Holly M. Kress - Resource Development Officer
    Hello Everyone! Thank you so much for all your gifts over the holiday season.  What a huge blessing! In the next few weeks, with the help of volunteers, we are going to be planting 10,000 native plants into our prairie remnant.  Several weeks ago, volunteers helped us plant the seeds in the greenhouse.  We...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! posted a progress report
    Habitat Management Plan - Moving Forward
    By - Holly M. Kress - Resource Development Officer
    Last week, staff, board members, and local experts gathered to begin the process of developing a Habitat Management Plan for our 175 prairie and forest property.  This plan, specifically focused on the next five years, will guide our restoration priorities and day-to-day activities.  The plan should be complete in...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! has received 3 donations
    • 4 years ago
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  • Save the Northwest Prairie! posted a progress report
    Golden paintbrush count: Great news!
    By - Holly M. Kress - Resource Development Officer
    With abundant spring rains the Pacific Rim Institute (PRI) prairie is lush with growth, and one flower’s success has caused particular excitement.  Here at PRI we have been working to cultivate a population of Golden paintbrush (Castilleja levisecta) on the prairie.  Golden paintbrush is considered a...
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Holly Kress

Coupeville, WA United States

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