2023: A Year in Review for the San Juan Islands Conservation District

The board and staff of the San Juan Islands Conservation District would like to thank our community members, partners and donors for their support and participation as we look back on a successful year of programming in 2023. Together we implemented dozens of restoration projects across the landscape that are improving local agriculture, forest health, wildfire resilience, fish and wildlife habitat, stream conditions, water quality and more – all right here in the San Juan Islands.

As Zach Chan, owner of New Hannah Farm, explains, “Without SJICD’s proactive team and amazing cost-share program, my farm would have been forced to invest our limited capital to implement an underwhelming ‘Band-Aid’ solution to our irrigation woes. Instead, we are now installing an extensive and cutting-edge irrigation system that we expect to double our water efficiency, increase crop yields 20%, and collect valuable data to inform our future plans. The project will be essential as we navigate the challenges of climate change, such as longer droughts and other weather extremes. We are absolutely thrilled and incredibly grateful for the SJICD’s work and look forward to working together again to protect our shared natural resources.”

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