Forging new partnerships

Aug 04, 2016
The Land Trust has had the pleasure of leading a few tours this August for local partners.

Butterfly netting at the Metolius Preserve. Photo: John Williams.
Butterfly netting at the Metolius Preserve. Photo: John Williams.
The Land Trust is excited to be forging new partnerships in the Central Oregon community.

In early August, Stewardship Director Amanda Egertson shared her knowledge of butterflies with a great group from the Loft Teen Shelter. The group explored the Metolius Preserve, observed butterflies, and enjoyed being out in the sun. Amanda noted that the group was particularly adept at netting butterflies! Their netting skill allowed them to get a great view of butterflies that live at the Metolius Preserve.

Sue Anderson also donated her time to lead a butterfly tour of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon. We are excited to be a part of instilling a conservation ethic within the next generation in Central Oregon. Getting a chance to explore your own backyard is often the first step.

We look forward to continuing to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Cascade Youth and Family Center to do more of these tours in the future. We want everyone in Central Oregon to explore the nature of our backyard!