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The Pacific Rim Institute is a Christian nonprofit organization that equips people and
communities to live sustainably and care for Creation. 

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News from the Pacific Rim InstituteJune 2013
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PRI Events

Whidbey Raptor Day
Joel Gerlach with Clover
September 21 
Our 4th annual raptor event will be the same weekend as the Whidbey Farm Tour.  Bring the whole family to this free event and get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures of the air. 
Time to be determined.

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June 22, 2013

PRI has been chosen to receive funds from this year's Whidbey Island Garden Tour.  Funds awarded will depend on this year's ticket sales, If sales go well, we will receive $1,000 to maintain our trails.  


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I have a lot to share with you! Below, you can meet our summer interns and find out how you can be involved at PRI this summer.

I just want to put a little extra emphasis on our need for volunteers.  Restoring one square meter of prairie takes many pounds of seeds.  If you can help us collect native seeds starting this week please let us know!!

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Holly M. Kress
Development Director

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Meet Our New Interns!

Scott Stavely

The Evergreen State College, Masters of Environmental Studies, 2013
Lee University, B.S. Biology and Ecology, 2005

Scott Stavely

"I have been a part of many summers on this prairie and since I am conducting my thesis research here, it was logical to pursue an internship as well.  I have always stood behind this Institute and what it stands for and I am thankful for what the professors here have taught me.  Being a part of PRI is always a rewarding experience whether as a student or intern or employee.  When I finish my masters degree this year I hope to pursue a career in restoration and conservation of Pacific Northwest ecosystems or to start my own sustainable energy and design consulting business."

Chad Cyboran

Bethel University, MN, Class of 2015
B.S. Environmental Science and Biology

Chad cyboran

"I chose to be a part of the internship program at PRI because the idea of working outdoors while learning about various species of plants and applying restoration methods to the field appealed to me.  I believe that being a part of the habitat restoration project here at the institute will be an incredible experience as I hope to gain valuable knowledge and skills pertaining to environmental stewardship.  Although my future plans are still rather open, I plan to use the skills and interests that I develop here, as well as at Bethel, to pursue a career where I can work outdoors and be a steward of creation."

Olivia Norman
Northwestern College, IA, Class of 2013 
B.S. Biological Ecological Sciences
Olivia Norman


"I have done research in Midwest prairies for 3 years and I am interested to see the differences in the glacial prairie. I hope to gain valuable skills and a greater appreciation for the diversity in habitats and their inhabitants throughout this internship. In the future I hope to continue working outdoors and gaining more knowledge about the world that we live in."



Food Service Position Open

We still have one opening on our Food Service team for this year's summer college program. July 10 - August 17.  For more details, visit our website.

Pho Night
 (Pho Night - 2012)
Volunteers needed to collect native seeds 

seed collecting
We need individuals or groups to help us collect native seeds during the summer.

Help us collect seeds to expand the prairie!  Starting as soon as this week.

Reply to this email or call the office at (360) 678-5586.
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Joe Sheldon with Students 2010