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News from the Pacific Rim InstituteJanuary, February and March 2012
Green Fire Aldo Leopold

Sunday, March 18

Green Fire Screening
Join us for a special viewing of a new documentary about Aldo Leopold and how he shaped modern conservation.  His daughter, Estella, will join us and introduce the film.
$8 Adults.  Students Free
Tickets available at Coupeville Bayleaf and Linds and online at
Brown Paper Tickets

April 14
Time TBD
Spring Cleaning Event
Join us as we tackle the institute for some spring cleaning. 
All hands needed!!   


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Seth came into the office today and said "It's already the THIRD month of the year!"  My heart beat quickened..."What?! Already?! How can this be?". Well, folks, it's true.  We are already into the Madness of March.
First, I want to thank everyone that donated last year, and everyone that has already started giving this year. Your gifts are critical to the work we are doing.  What is that work? Restoring a critical northwest prairie habitat.  Your financial gifts and labor are helping us put plants in the ground, prepare land for future restoration, and educate students and community members about the prairie.  What else? Your gifts are allowing us to plan and implement new programs for environmental leadership.  We already have 36 college students signed up for our summer program and we are currently taking applications for spring and summer Restoration Internships.  We are equipping young leaders with knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to be effective in our ever changing world. 
Thank you for contributing $50,650 in 2011, and many thanks to the 23 donors that have already contributed $3,960 in 2012.   
Looking forward to another year in this grand adventure we like to call Pacific Rim Institute :)

Resource Development Officer 
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Big Thank yous


4,100 Plants in the Prairie...
5,000 more to go
Northwest students oregon grape 2.25.12
On Saturday, February 25, 22 volunteers helped us plant 4,100 native plants into the prairie.  The Whidbey Evengelical Free Church's youth group came as a part of their 30-Hour Famine service project.  Several students from Northwest University came out with our summer Alpine professor, Eric Steinkamp.  Gary Piazzon and Elizabeth Murray also joined the effort.  We are looking forward to finishing the project in March with help from high school students from Texas and Montana.
  This all contributes to our goal to expand our prairie from 5 acres to 12 acres by 2015.

Seeking hardworking, fun individuals to join our team!  


We are hiring for the following volunteer positions.  Let us know if you are interested! Click here for position descriptions.


Promotions Manager 
PRI Ambassadors 
Garden Manager 
Volunteer Manager


Hiring Summer Interns and Staff

We are seeking interns for the summer months for prairie restoration, small mammal research, and program assistance. Click here for more info...


We are also hiring Food Service Staff for our 5 week academic session.  Click here for more info... 


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The Pacific Rim Institute promotes the sustainability of Earth's natural and human systems by transforming the awareness, thinking and actions of individuals and communities

Please consider supporting us in this mission by making a donation.  
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Joe Sheldon with Students 2010