Visions | July 2016 Newsletter

“If others can see it as I have seen it, then it may be called a vision rather than a dream.” —William Morris, 1890

BIG Gratitude!

We want to thank you again for your outpouring of support during our spring GiveBIG campaign. You make what we do possible, and we’re amazed by you! 177 donors contributed $57,653 to the Whidbey Institute on May 6 in order to steward the Chinook land and care for these spaces we love and share. Thank you for being in this work with us!

Forest Stewardship Plans

Thanks to your generous involvement, as well as the skill and dedication of our staff and volunteers, we have spent the spring and summer removing hazardous trees and limbs, thinning for forest health, and chipping fallen debris from autumn and winter wind storms.

During our recent assessment of the heartland area, we determined which trees to remove for overall health. The assessment was consistent with the 2007 Forest Stewardship Plan, which recommends substantial thinning in the cabin area for both safety and the health of the stand. We also decided to act on a longterm issue of trees at the bottom of the cabin area casting considerable shade on the Westgarden. The removal of these trees will begin on August 1 and will be completed by August 11. This choice has come as the result of much consideration and consultation and we are confident that it serves the best interest of the land, organization, and community.

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July 31, 2016