Summer of Stories
We are very excited for the numbers of flowering Golden paintbrush we found in our prairie, this year. You can read a little more about Golden paintbrush and how you can help the effort here:
Golden paintbrush 2011 Letter
Golden paintbrush insert for letter
Donors have already responded to this appeal with over $2,000 towards prairie restoration. Will you join them?
Five interns have shared their summer vacation with us this year and we are so grateful for the work they have contributed. Seed collecting, grounds work, research assistance, garden management, restoration activities - you name it, they've done it. Big thanks to Dan Bransford, Joelle van Gaalen, Katelyn Geleynse, Nolan Exe, and Jack Connors-Kellgren.
Katelyn was recently featured in a Calvin College article regarding the small mammal research she did on our prairie - check it out!
Au Sable Summer Program
We had a great summer program this year with 25 college students exploring the northwest through four courses: observing whales up close in Marine Mammals, hiking the mountains in Alpine Ecology, learning about global issues in Global Development and investigating the relationship between humans and the environment in Environmental Health.
We are still in the process of collecting native seed and we would love your help! The collection of native seed from our prairie is critical for prairie restoration. This can be done any day and any time that works in your schedule. If you would like to be trained in seed collection, please contact our land steward, Seth Luginbill, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
15 new donors joined the Pacific Rim Institute community this summer. WOW!! Thank you so much to everyone that has given this month. Your donations are critical.