Northwest Watershed Institute meets goal to fund Tarboo Forest addition.


From Peter Bahls.

Dear Friends of Tarboo Creek and Dabob Bay,

I am happy to report that thanks to your generous support, Northwest Watershed Institute has raised the remaining funding needed to conserve the Tarboo forest addition. We could not have done it without you! THANK YOU!

As you may recall, Northwest Watershed Institute purchased the beautiful 21-acre forest last fall with private loans to prevent it from being clearcut and developed. Your contributions combined with grant funding from the Jefferson County Conservation Futures fund will allow us to pay off the loans and secure it as a permanent part of NWI’s Tarboo Wildlife Preserve. Thanks to your help, we plan to move ahead with putting a conservation easement on the property in November 2019 to preserve wildlife habitat, store carbon, and sustain selective harvest of forest products.

For more background on the project – please see news article at https://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/nwi-seeks-to-add-forestland-store-carbon/

Regards, Peter Bahls, Executive Director

Northwest Watershed Institute

3407 Eddy Street

Port Townsend, WA 98368

 

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