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News from the Pacific Rim InstituteJanuary 2011

MAY 7, 2011

Share a meal with us on the prairie and let us show you the beauty and significance of this native ecosystem that we are working to protect and expand!

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The new year has brought a heightened energy to the Pacific Rim Institute.  We expect 2011 to bring several critical changes, including: completion of the Navy Easement contract, completion of Conservation Futures Fund award, the transfer of the Au Sable property to Pacific Rim Institute, and several new partnerships.  We prayerfully move forward with these endeavors and thank you for continuing to walk this adventurous path with us. 


Our present need is for regular donations.  If you are interested in becoming a sustaining monthly donor, please visit our website or give us a call at the office and talk with Holly or Robert. 


SQUASH IT - Cooking with Laura
Laura Beechy
Join us at the Pacific Rim Institute as we learn how to cook with one of Whidbey's ubiquitous cold weather crops. 

February 16 from 6:30-8 pm
February 17 from 10-11:30 am

Three recipe demonstrations and lots of samples!

Cost: $20/person (register with a friend for $30!)

Register by phone at (360) 678-5586 or reply to this email by February 14.

For more information, visit our website or see our flyer.

Prairie Work Day

February 19,  9:30am -1pm Fence Pulling 

We need help removing fencing and consolidating debris.  This will be physically strenuous work.  Please wear gloves, boots and work clothing.

To sign up - reply to this email.

For more information, visit our website.


January Happenings
Debris in Prairie

1 New Grant Proposal 

We Submitted a grant to the Horizons Foundation in Seattle to help fund the removal of several coops and many of the debris piles still left on site.  Unfortunately, our grant request was declined.  We are still looking for creative ways to tackle this big project, so if you have an ideas please let us know! 



New Intern

Caitlin Peterson, Intern

We welcomed Caitlin Peterson, University of Wisconsin Madison, to the PRI family this month.  She will be with us through May helping with restoration, research, and education.  If you see her, give her a big welcome and tell her your favorite place on Whidbey - she is very eager to explore our beautiful home!




In the month of January, we had 5 completely new donors join the community of PRI supporters.  Thank you so much!

Joe Sheldon with Students 2010

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The Pacific Rim Institute equips people and organizations with the knowledge, tools and skills necessary to transform their communities toward more sustainable living.  We pursue this vision through our mission of preservation & restoration of native habitats, practical research on restoration best practices, environmental education, and service to the community.

Please consider supporting us in this mission by making a donation.  You can donate online here or you can send a check made out to Pacific Rim Institute to 180 Parker Road, Coupeville, WA 98239.

Contact us if you would like to discuss particular projects that you can support.