Trillium flower, Whidbey Island, WA
Land development is typically a one-way proposition; once habitat disappears under pavement or into private ownership, it vanishes forever. It is rare, therefore, that a chance comes around to protect a significant area of forest habitat close to urban areas from the inexorable spread of development. But that's the great opportunity of the "Save the Forest Now" campaign, whose goal is to buy and protect a 664-acre parcel of forested land - the Trillium Property - on Whidbey Island, Washington, just north of my home. Opportunities like this just don't come along very often. They must raise 4.2 million dollars by June 10. I am pledging money towards this effort, and I encourage you to do the same.