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

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News from the Pacific Rim InstituteJanuary
February 2014
Upcoming Events

April 2, 2014 
7:00 PM

Creation Care and the Gospel: It's about People and Trees

Rev. Ed R. Brown

Join us at the institute for a presentation and coffee reception.

See Ed's Bio Here! 

May 8-10, 2014
Prairie Open House

Join us for our annual prairie open house. 

Daily Naturalist Tours:
10:00 AM
4:00 PM
7:00 PM

Whidbey Raptor Day

September 20, 2014
1-3:00 PM

Get more information about all our events on our website.

  Still in need of volunteers!

Current projects: 
Seed Cleaning
Planting native plants
Finish Shade House

Give us a call! 


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Other Local

Come see us at the Everett Home and Garden Show March 8, 2014. 
We will be guests at the Fire Mountain Solar booth. 


Check out the new Whidbey Eco Network website for all environmentally related events on Whidbey Island!

Whidbey Eco Network is an network of groups and individuals on Whidbey Island working to save the ecosystems of Puget Sound. 





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In an effort to create more opportunities for you to connect with nature and learn more about what is happening here at Pacific Rim Institute, I will start hosting tours every month.

If you live nearby, or if you might be visiting in the next year, please plan on joining me for a walking tour at 5:30 PM on the First and Third Thursday of every month.

I look forward to seeing you on the prairie! First tour is March 20, 2014.
Best Regards,

  Robert Signature  

Robert K. Pelant, DVM 

Summer Jobs at Pacific Rim Institute

2012 students campfire

Send in your applications to be a part of our team and support our summer college program.

We are hiring two Resident Adviser/Program Assistant positions and three Food Service staff.

See our website for job descriptions and how to apply.

Applications are due March 24, 2014!


Another Grant Contract Completed!
property 6
With the support of many volunteers, we have officially completed our third grant with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service.  Miles of fencing have been removed, thousands of native flowers and grasses have been planted, and wildlife habitat has been improved.
Thank you to everyone that has volunteered over the past few years! Your help has not only directly improved native prairie, you have also helped us secure critical funding for continuing our mission.
Owl Barn listed on the Heritage Barn Register!


With a big thanks to Harrison Goodall of Whidbey Partners in Preservation, our owl barn was recently added to the Washington State Heritage Barn Register by the Governor's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation.

We are currently seeking funding to make necessary repairs to the c1910 structure.

Robert Hosts Monthly Tours


Cabin fever? Guests staying a bit too long? Why not push the spring envelope and get a jump start on your walking and tour one of Whidbey Island's most unusual sites?  


Come out to the Pacific Rim Institute's 175 acres of prairie and forest this spring for a guided tour. See our restoration (endangered species, dozens of native plant species) and research on habitat improvement (with UW, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and others).



It is good to know more about the place in which we live! 




One hour tour of our main prairie and forest sites, including research and restoration projects.  



When? 5:30 pm on Thursday 20 March, then the first and third Thursdays of the following months



Pacific Rim Institute CEO Dr. Robert K. Pelant will lead the tours, sharing details about why PRI exists, why we have the programs we currently operate and what we are planning for the future.  




Pacific Rim Institute

180 Parker Road

Coupeville, WA 98239 



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