Welcoming our new Program Coordinator!

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WALT is thrilled to welcome Megan Nann to the team as our Program Coordinator! Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Megan went to Indiana to study Political Science and Spanish at Purdue University, where she got her first taste of what “winter” actually means. During her time there, she served as a research assistance examining…
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Summer’s hottest climate change news

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As we are experiencing some of the hottest months ever recorded in history, one cannot help thinking about how climate change is inevitably going to affect our ecology, economy, and quality of life. Even Governor Jay Inslee and DNR Commissioner Hilary Franz are piping up publicly about climate change effects, such as increased wildfire, drought,…
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Writing home from Camp

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“Land camp was a highlight of my year – I left feeling inspired and motivated, brimming with new ideas to implement in my organization. I wish our whole team could have gone!”
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Go with the Flow

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You may know all about land trusts, but what is a water trust? In this guest post by our friends at the Washington Water Trust, learn how WWT engages in market-based transactions and cooperative partnerships to keep the rivers flowing.
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Legislative Wrap-Up

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This legislative session, WALT has been a strong voice for land trusts and for conservation in Olympia.  Read on for a run-down of how WALT’s biggest priorities fared.
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Huge Public Lands Package Benefits Washington State

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  On March 12, 2019, the John D. Dingle Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act was signed into law. This act is an impressive collection of bills that designates more than 1,340,000 acres of new wilderness, 367 miles of new Wild and Scenic Rivers, and 2,600 of new National Trails across the country. “Public lands…
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Find Earth Day Events Near You!

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Celebrate Earth Day with your local land trust. Work parties, hikes, family-friendly scavenger hunts — you name it!– Earth Day events are happening all over Washington state. Learn how you can get involved!
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Community Forest Bill Advances in Olympia

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Protecting Washington’s working forests is critical to the economic, social, and ecological well-being of Washington’s communities. WALT is excited to announce that the Senate just passed a community forest bill (SB 5873), with tremendous bipartisan support.
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Writing Grants like a Pro

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  Imagine, you’ve got the perfect funder for your project, the grant deadline is a week away, and you desperately need the money now. So how on earth do you write a winning proposal? Allow me to help. I’m a concise and creative grant writer with six years’ experience raising funds from both public and…
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Legislators on the Land

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At a time when Puget Sound health is dire, land trusts are stepping up to the plate to protect and restore the beaches, streams, estuaries, and bluffs that our communities and wildlife depend on. Land trusts are doing impressive work in their communities, but they cannot do it alone. Our state elected officials are key…
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