An unlikely preservation story
Hiking the quiet, meandering trails lined with ferns and soaring stands of Douglas Fir trees, you wouldn’t know that this 721-acre forest was once slated for dense development. But in 2010, against all odds, our community raised enough money to purchase the initial 654 acres of what is now a thriving community forest. Together, we are restoring habitat and wildlife corridors, protecting the headwaters of three watersheds and creating a network of peaceful and accessible hiking and riding trails that everyone can enjoy.
The amount to raise? Formidable. The deadline? Yikes! 120 days to raise over $4 million. Skeptics asked, in this economy? Is it even possible? The conclusion? We had to try!