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News from the Pacific Rim InstituteSeptember 2011
Volunteer Work Days Feb 19 2011 work Day 1
Saturday, October 29
9am - 1pm

Prairie maintenance.
Help us remove posts, rocks, and other debris in our meadows so we can safely mow and control the invasive weeds!

Saturday, Nov 5
9am - 1pm 
Planting the Prairie.
Help us plant native species along Parker Rd.  Part of a grant project through

Please RSVP to Holly at
[email protected]
org  if you can help us one or both days! 

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Rent our Facilities
(See a special DECEMBER rentals deal below!)

Party/Dining Room

Dining/Party Room





India Room




For availability, call

(360) 678-5586


Download our Rental Form or visit our website for more info.  
2011 Solar Tour  Tibetan Women

Fire Mountain Solar invited us to participate in their 2011 Solar Tour based in Mt. Vernon.  Robert K. Pelant, CEO of PRI, represented PRI at the tour and shared his personal pictures and experiences of solar power use on the Tibetan Plateau. 
Thank you for having us out, Alana and Tim! 


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To start off our newsletter this month, we have some very exciting news to share!  Our very own Seth Luginbill and Laura Beechy are engaged!  Seth is our Land Steward and Facilities Manager and has been part of the Pacific Rim/Au Sable community for over six years.  Laura is a former Food Service Manager for our college program and is currently a volunteer.  They will be having a Whidbey Wedding next May. 

Please join us in congratulating Seth & Laura!
seth & laura


September Happenings


Whidbey Raptor Day Raptor Day 

The 2nd Annual Whidbey Raptor Day exceeded our expectations and literally flew up into the sky.  Falconers Steve Layman, Joel Gerlach and Elliot Behre spent an afternoon sharing with us their winged friends.  A Great horned owl, a Red-tailed hawk, a Saker falcon and a Harris's hawk were all presented to the crowd of over 60 community members.  Missed it? Keep an eye out for next year's event!



Benefit Garage Sale 

Thank you to everyone Garage sale 2011that donated, volunteered and bought items for our Benefit Garage Sale!  We raised over $1,000 and were able to donate all the remaining items to the Coupeville Lions for their annual garage sale.  We are definitely considering making this a regular event, so if you come across good items throughout the year that you would like to donate, give us a call!  (360) 678-5586 






2 new donors joined the Pacific Rim Institute community in September. Thank you so much to everyone that has given this month.  Your donations are critical.


Would you like to introduce a friend to the Pacific Rim Institute?  We would be happy to host you and a friend for tea and a chat with CEO, Robert K. Pelant.  Let us know if you can help us spread the word about PRI! 



Party/Dining Room
December Rental Promotion
Need a space for your Holiday party, year-end board meeting, or volunteer appreciation?  We are now offering our facilities for the month of December for the price of your choice.  First-come-first-serve. 

Our December Price:
Your choice! 

List Price:
$80 (large rooms) $30 (small room)

For availability, call Holly at (360) 678-5586 

Joe Sheldon with Students 2010

Join our Efforts
The Pacific Rim Institute serves the community and the land by preserving and restoring native habitat, researching the best methods for effective restoration and providing resources for environmental education.

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.