Highlights of 2016

“The land gets inside of us; and we must decide one way or another what this means, what we will do about it.”
- Barry Lopez

From the Annual Report 2016
Complete report here (PDF)

Can you picture the island without acres of huge evergreen trees, without open expanses of land, without places to quietly surround yourself with nature? Every year, the Heritage Trust focuses intently on protecting the island’s forests, fields, wetlands and shorelines for all the plants, animals, birds and people who need these places to live and thrive – 2016 was no exception.

In partnership with foundations, government agencies, businesses and over 490 individuals, the Heritage Trust successfully completed the Aiston Preserve Campaign to purchase and protect the old Lummi Island quarry property. The outpouring of support for this remarkable project is amazing! Once we knew the purchase would be completed, we launched into restoration feasibility studies. Most of the necessary geotechnical and biological studies are now complete and we are poised to make choices of the best ways to reclaim the mine and restore the damaged shoreline areas. Critical habitats will be enhanced, wildlife corridors will be reconnected, and areas for future passive recreation can be created. We all benefit when the “land gets inside us.” This past year, people learned stories of how our nature preserves came to be, people joined work parties to remove tansy, scotch broom and holly, the entire Beach School visited the Aiston Preserve and planted native seeds, people braved the rain to identify and inventory mushrooms, people peered through binoculars searching for migratory birds, and Nature Explorer kids investigated woodland and tide pool creatures. The Heritage Trust is committed to connecting people of all ages to the land and learning about nature.

Photos: Victor Burgett, Isaac Colgan, Elizabeth Kilanowski, Ed Lowe, Dal Neitzel, Bert Sagara, Steven Thomas

Photos: Victor Burgett, Isaac Colgan, Elizabeth Kilanowski, Ed Lowe, Dal Neitzel, Bert Sagara, Steven Thomas

Every day, the Heritage Trust takes our responsibility for the island’s natural world to heart. We responsibly steward and manage 1,088 acres of conserved land, we work with landowners to protect more land, we help people of all ages discover their relationship with nature, and we strive for excellence in all our work. It’s about today, but also about everyone who comes after us. Our work is everlasting.

I know how nature revitalizes and reorients me. My wish for the New Year is that the land will get inside of you and you will join us in Preserving the Nature of Lummi Island.

Rebecca Rettmer, Executive Director


Conservation by the Numbers

See more financial statements in the complete report here (PDF).

Revenue (%)

Expenses (%)

*Expenses for payroll, property taxes, supplies, insurance, utilities, etc. are allocated between categories.

With Sincere Gratitude

 

On behalf of future generations of islanders, the island’s plants and wildlife, and all of us at the Heritage Trust – Thank You for your financial and in-kind donations in 2016! Your investments are making a significant and lasting legacy for Lummi Island.

Molly Adams & Bruce Johnson • AdaQuest • Luther Allen • Phyllis Allport • Amazon Smile • Bob & Julie Anderson • Jerry Anderson • Anonymous (6) • Chuck & Sharron Antholt • Lisa & Terry Applegate • Lucille & Charles Arenson • Sue Aspelund • Daniel & Sandra Austin • Myrna Bailey • Ronald Bain • Bev Baldwin • Grace Baldwin • William Jr & Joan Ball • Anne & Geoffrey Barker • Rick & Carolyn Barla • Dennis & Nina Barry • Ed, Michelle & Michael Barry • Mary Barstow • Jim & Tanya Baumgart • Kurt & Kela Baumgart • Heather Bays • Bill Bazlen • Beach School PTO • Karin Ahlstrom Bean • Charlie & Catherine Beard • Mary Pat & Chuck Beard • Steve Beatty & Kristine Witt • John & Dorene Belisle • Kathrine Berger • John & Cheryl Bethune • Amy Bianco • Erik Birkeland & Jeffrey Cook • David & Cheryll Blair • Clark & Patty Blake • Rhayma Blake & Rodger Prestiy • Ana Blanco & Paul Eveloff • Nancy Blouin • Betty Bocock • Boeing Company Gift Match Program • Richard & Wendy Boer • Mary Boire & Kevin Jones • Bobby Bonaparte • Ian Bonaparte • James Bonaparte • Janet Bonaparte • Margaret Bonaparte • Steven Bonaparte • Tom Bonaparte • Ann Borer • John Bosche • Boundary Bay Brewing Co • Pierce Bounds & Donna Williams • Jack & Jo Ann Bowman • Paul & Linda Bowman • Sam Bowman • Charlene & Graham Bradley • Adam & Kirstin Brauch • Steve Brinn & Kirsten Barron • Grace Briskey & Dave McAdams • Barbara Brock • Emily Bromley • Kenneth Brookner & Valerie See • Doolie Brown • Michael Brown • Meredith Bruce • Mark & Kathy Buford • Barbara Bunn & Mary Ann Garretson • Wiley & Marilyn Bunn • Victor & Tara Burgett • Nancy Burnett • Judy Bush • Coleman Byrnes • Trisha & Michael Cahill • Micaela Camarillo • Hugh & Margaret Cameron • Lucy Campbell • Carolyn Canterman • Kelsey & David Capps • Gerald & Janet Carlson • Douglas Carlston • Richard Carratt • Casey Family Programs • Andrew Chalmers & Ray Moon • Steve & Gina Chastain • Gordon Chessmar • Betty & Gordon Christenson • Earl Cilley • Jill Clark & Walt Burkett • Thurid Clark • Alice Clayton • Stephen & Bonnie Clift • Patricia & Douglas Coe • Robert Coleman • Magnus & Sharon Collander • Community Food Coop • Larry & Suzanne Conrad • Joe & Judy Coons • Charles & Karen Cooper • Michael Cooper • Glenn Corey • Costco Community Outreach • Rebecca Craven • Meg Crosby • Bob & Wanda Cucinotta • Ken & Marcia Culver • Erik & Cynthia Dahlstrom • David Danee • David & Tanna Davenport • Melvin & Barbara Davidson • Paul Davis • Marcia deChadenedes • Leslie & Paul Dempsey • Nancy & Dave DeRoche • Spencer & Mary Dick • Jane & Wayne Dieveney-Hinkle • Wayne Dodge & Larry Kreisman • Donate For Charity • Mike Donnelly & Kathy Jones • Bridget & William Doran • Constance Drake & Terry Diffley • Jess & Sandra Drake • Lance & Christine Dublin • Lorraine Dukes • Dunham Cellers • Brendan & Jennifer Dunn • Patricia Dunn & Paul Maier • David & Susan Dworski • George Dyson • Sandra & Peter Earle • Ebe Farms • ECHO Ultrasonics • Eleanor Ann Bustanoby-Keane Foundation • William Enoch • Renee & Rolf Erickson • Lowell Ericsson Family • Jill Ericsson • Billee & Herb Ershig • David Erskine • Norborn Felton • Fidelity Charitable • Charles Finkle • Carla & Amy Fisher • Brett Flegg • David & Jennifer Fletcher • Linda Foote • Irene Foran • Shirley Foster • James Francis & Pamela Royal • Annie & Axel Franzmann Family • Fred Meyer • Paulette Freeman • Jonathan Friedan & Ilana Trachtman • Rose-Marie Frojd • Jacquelyn Gaines • Yoav & Robin Gal • Claudia Gallison & David Winchester • Janet F Gallison • Ralph & Harriet Gamman • George & Christine Gerhold • Louise Gerity • Dan Gibbs • Virginia Ann Gibbs • Jean Godden • Meg Gooding • Stella Gould • Janet Granger • Peter & Deborah Granger • Christine & Louis Green • Roger & Theresa Gresley • Brian Griffin • Richard & Meng Grimshaw • Gale & Michael Gropp • Joel & Lana Grymaloski • Thomas Haensly • Haggen Northwest Fresh • Martin & Gail Haines • Lucinda Hall & Steven Wilcox • Tamara Hall • Ryan & Kimberly Hamilton • Hammerhead Coffee Roasters • Dorothy Hanson • Thor Hanson • Ria Harboe • Paula & Dave Hardman • Bob & Barbara Harnden • Randy Hathaway • Laurie Hawkins & David Canterman • Patricia Hayes & Richard Frye • Glen & Luella Heese • Patty Helm & Family • Barry Hembree & Michelle Judson • Susan Herring & Norman Wolf • Jim & Kathy Hewitson • Hilander Pump & Well Service • Gerry & Jeanette Hildebrand • Marion Hill • Charles Hilsinger • Peter & Mary-Ellen Hodges • Leste & Unni Hoel • Art Hohl • Frances Arvilla Holm • Janice Holmes & David Thorn • Kathryn & Stuart Honse • Cheryl Hood & James Addington • Bill & Nancy Howard • Sally Huff & Nat Dickinson • Daniel & Janet Huffman • Jonathon & Diana Hutchings • Malcolm & Roberta Hutchings • Susan Hutton & Michael Byers • Intuit - Benevity • It Takes Two • Katherine Jacobson • Jennifer Freimund Family • Ryan & Christina Jepperson • Jewish Communal Fund • Doug Johnson • Katharine Johnson • Kenneth Johnson & Cynthia Curtis • Rich & Lylene Johnson • Janice Jones & Jerry Kracht • Kathy Jones & Fred Withers • Kevin & Laurel Jones • Robert Jones & Lynn Dee • Talitha Jones • Scott & Debora Josiah • Donald & Joyce Joy • Ashley Kaiser • John Kashiwabara • Robert Keane • Charles & Joan Keiper • John & Gail Kelly • Patricia Kelly & Gordon Miller • David & Susan Lee Kertis • Eileen Kiera & Jack Duffy • Elizabeth Kilanowski & Bert Rubash • Barbara & Tobey King • Maxwell King • Dale & Cheryll Kinsley • Janeen Klinger • Richard Kozale • Joseph La Plante • Elizabeth Labadie & David Frum • Nina Laden & Booth Buckley • Glenn Lamb & Sue Knight • Rob Landerholm • Carol Landt & Marco Hubert • Lyndsey Lange • Buffy Lapof & Jerry Brown • Lew & Shari Lapof • Gene & Peg Larson • Wynne & Bill Lee • Jillian Leslie & Dave Delaplaine • John & Mary Jane Leusner • Norman Douglas & Samran Lilyroth • Ann Lincoln & Dan Shadoan • Kelli Linville & Will Roehl • Walt Lockwood • David & Sharon Loeppky • Dave & Jayne Logan • Ray & Pat Loughlin • Ray Louis & Elizabeth Walukas • Jim & Colleen Lourie • Suzanne & Tim Lucy • Lummi Island Community Association • Lummi Island Conservancy • Chris Lutz & Margaret O’Halloran • William MacClarence • Bob & Colleen MacGilchrist • Loretta Macklem-Clements • Ann Madej & Patrick Vincent • Lars Mader • Anne Madsen-Boydstun • Judith & Tom Magnuson • Charlie Maliszewski & The Legendary Chucklenuts • Will Marshal & Fran Cunniffe • Albert & Sheila Marshall • Mark & Elisabeth Marshall • Olivia Marshall • BJ & Chris Martin • Mary H Storer Foundation • Brooke Masley • Catherine Maxson & Greg Lewis • C Thomas May • Emil McAdam • Alex McAlvay & Soshi Rome • Ray & Merilyn McClure • Colleen McCrory • Tim & Marcia McEvoy • Allan & Karen McFadden • Jann & Sid McFarland • John & Ingrid McGarry • Lowell & Carol McKinney • Jane McNeil • James & Carol Meetze • Karen Mefferd Durkheimer • Arria Merrill • Tamara Meyer • Microsoft Matching Gifts Program • Pam Miller • David & Darrell Mindell Family • Richard & Gayle Mitterer • Meredith Moench • Theora Moench • Kevin Mohanram • Ruth & Narayan Mohanram • Scott Mohanram • Kim Monke & Joe Chitwood • Marjorie Moote • Ted Mork • Alana Morris • Ann Morris • Barbara Morrison • Mark & Cheri Morrissey • Bob & Jeanette Morse • Christine Morton & Megan Crouse • Bill Moye • Byron & Pat Moye • Joan & Mike Moye • Richard & Phyllis Muehlhausen • Marc & JoAnn Mullen • George & Catherine Mundell • Jan Strandberg Natale • Randi Nathanson • Trish Neary • Kathleen Neece • Dal Neitzel & Kathy Haven • Rose Nerad • Rebecca Nesbit • Karen Neubauer & Bob Kandiko • Nannette & Kent Nielsen • Christopher Noell & Maryanne Godfrey • Pamela Nordmark • Northwest Propane • NW Ecological Services • Mary Oates • Tom O’Brien &Marion Cloutier • Robin & Ian O’Callaghan • Steve & Kathy O’Connell • Daniel O’Connor • Thomas & Kristin Ogren • Doug & Marsha Okland • Claudia Olejniczak • Judy Olsen • Michael Olsen • Craig Olson & Joanna Colbert • Gary & Patricia Olson • Jeffrey Otis • Patricia Otto • Pacific Surveying & Engineering • Leah Paisano • Charles Papish & Susie Keithly • Amy & Ian Paton • Tom & Debbie Pawlak • Peck Films, Inc • David & Jerusha Perry • Jyl Peterson • Lois & Walbert Peterson • Lynn Peterson & Hugh Lewis • Jo Ann & Tom Philpot • Pitney Bowes • Robert & Susan Plumb • Mary & Fred Pneuman • Rhianna & Olivia Poole • Thomas Power • Krishna & Bishnu Pradhan • Bruce & Lisa Preston • Joan Prinz • Myra Ramos & Ben Rogers • Tom Regan • Stuart Rich & Lisa Wochos • Janice Richardson • Robin Richardson • Doreen Richmond & Jim Lane • Riverstyx Foundation • Scott Roberts & Nancy Teel • John Robinson & Diana Pepper • The Rose Foundation • Warren Rosenfeld • Jim & Mary Ross • Larry & Joanie Roteman • Jeanette Russell • Steven Russell • Massimo Ruzzene • Jack & Mary Sadler • Bert Sagara & Rebecca Rettmer • Donna & Allen Salewski • Janna Sanabria & Woody Gardner • Barbara Sanborn • Preston Schiller & Nancy van Deusen • Betsy & Michael Schneider • Charlie & Jean Schneider • Michael & Jean Schneider • Stephan Schneider & Michele Morrissey • Gwen Schnurman & Gary Hirsch • Allan & Judy Schrader • Gerald Schroeder • Tom & Anita Schurch • Schwab Charitable • Ed & Helen Scott • David & Karen Seckler • Tim Seifert & Sonya Erickson • Mark & Marlene Sexton • Fredi Shalita • Janine Shaw & Dan Ohms • Linda & Mark Sheek • Robin & Marsha Shepherd • Hugh Shipman • Catherine Shornick • David Shulman & Smadar Friedlander • Helen Silha • Nancy Simmerman • Carole Smidt • Curtis & Ruby Smith • Garry Smith • Mary & Doug Smith • Noble Smith & Kendra Schmiedeskamp • Patricia Smith • Randy & Linda Smith • Richard & Mayumi Smith • Bart Smith • Sound Beverage Distributors, Inc • Doug & Bobbi Southworth • Pam Spencer • Ed & Marjorie Spiel • Mary Stack • Christian & Randy Starks • Nancy & John Steere • Daniel Steinert & Gina Nagy-Steinert • Sterling Hill National LLC • Ray Stewart • Helen Stocker • Darol Streib • Ron & Liz Stumpf • Bertram Sussman • David Syre & Becci Camp • Rasmus & Trish Teilmann • Dan Thane & Christopher Chow • Steve Thatcher & Karen Darnall • The Willows Inn • Daphne Thomas • Jay & Joyce Thomas • Jim & Judy Thomas • Steven Thomas & Penny Hougland • Brian Thompson & Joana Paul • Virgil & Linda Thompson • Lynette & Garth Thurber • Dorothy Toader • Phil Trautmann • Loch & Susan Trimingham • Bert & Mary Turner • Jeannine Tyler • United Way Of Snohomish County • Charles Uphaus • Donna Vaccarino • Robin Vaccarino • Vanguard Charitable • Kathy Veterane & Robert Bates • Village Books and Paper Dreams • John Visel • Vital Choice Seafoods • Glenn & Ellen Voyles • Bill & Connie Waddington • Lynda & David Waddington • Jeannie Watchuk & Rick Goepel • Barry & Elizabeth Watson • Margery Weller • Dan & Elaine Wessels • Westriver Management LLC • Whatcom Community Foundation Matia Fund • Whatcom Family Farmers • Frances White • Brett Whitney • Wicknick Family • John Wiggins • Angele Williams • Judd Williams & Anne Bonaparte • Mark Williams • Kay Wilson & Kurt Esveldt • Stephen Wilson • Laura Winds • Donald & Kathryn Wines • Ginny Winfield & Bill Daley • Lucy Woika • Charlene Wood & Paul Sungaila • Paul & Nadia Woodcock • Amy Worth & Bill Mitchel • Bruce Wynn & Karen Rotko-Wynn • Lynn Young • Lynne & Andrew Yurovchak

This list represents donors who made financial and in kind gifts January – December 2016.
If you discover that we have made an error, please contact our office, (360) 758-7997 or admin@liht.org, so that we may make the correction. Thank you.

 

Memorial & Honorary Gifts

 

Generous gifts were made during 2016 to honor the following individuals and families.

IN MEMORY OF:

Chuck Antholt • Rod Aschenbrenner • Margaret Bethune • Bob Fodor • Hillary Jeffcott • Madeline Lovell • Martin & Didy Lutz • Irene McFarland • Mike McGuire • Bill Moye • Kay & Lloyd Niedhamer • Gina Marshall Reed • Mark Schneider • Susan Watson • Lilly Weiss

IN HONOR OF:

Judy Arntsen • Rose Ann & Bob Auld • Jonas E. Bean & Family • Bellingham Cancer Center Infusion Nurses • Jennifer & Woody Bernard • Rhayma Blake • Jan Bonaparte for her 90th birthday • Rebecca, Mike, Dannica & Malia Burrous • Eleanor Ann Bustanoby-Keane • Edwin Casebeer • John Casebeer • Ceili “our golden girl” • Lauren Christiansen • Thurid Clark • Bremyhr MacLaren & Isaac Colgan • Cottage by the Sea • Joyce Cutler • Dallas Dixon • Lorraine Dukes • The Evans Family: Charles, Maggie, Richard, Janet, Todd, Kyle & Owen • Raquel Fenn & Blaine Wetzel • Diane Gibb • Lena, Erik, Sierra & Renate Hanson • Janice Holmes & David Thorn • Reid Johnson & The Willows Inn • Tess Winds Johnson & Jason Brubaker • Susan Kilgore • Lisa Bean King & Family • David & Katie Krilanovich Family • Jim Lane • David Lang • The Lavric Family • Bill & Barbara Lincoln • Tammy Lowden • The Lummi Island Fire District #11 • Albert & Sheila Marshall • Darrell Mindell • Meredith Moench • Bill Moye • Mike & Joan Moye • Judy Olsen • Ashley & Tyler Olson-Nordmark • Lillian Palermo • Jane Phillips • Myra Ramos • Rebecca Rettmer & Bert Sagara • Rite Aid Pharmacists Tibs & Garry • Jeremy Robinson • Lauren Rosano • Janna Sanabria • Nancy Simmerman • Linda & Randy Smith • Beth Stagg • Randy & Christian Starks • Riley Starks • Wendell Terry • Julie Trimingham & Steve McMinn • David & Diane van Deusen

This list represents memorial and honorary gifts received January – December 2016.
If you discover that we have made an error, please contact our office, (360) 758-7997 or admin@liht.org, so that we may make the correction. Thank you.