Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship
Holly Kress –
180 Parker Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239
The mission of Pacific Rim Institute (PRI) is to promote the sustainability of Earth’s natural and human systems by transforming the awareness, thinking, and actions of individuals and communities. To highlight the importance of preserving and restoring native ecosystems, PRI is restoring an unplowed remnant of Pacific lowland prairie on its 175-acre site. This 5-acre fragment is one of the largest remaining remnants of indigenous grasslands that once covered thousands of acres in north Puget Sound.
Activities: Whidbey Raptor Day event – local falconers share their raptors with the public. The Raptors will be at the Pacific Rim Institute from 10:30am - 2:30pm on September 15. They will be available for visitors all day and, if conditions are suitable, they will try to fly the birds at the end of the day. Self-guided and naturalist-guided tours will be available both Saturday & Sunday. Other groups that will be represented at the Pacific Rim Institute during the tour include: Penn Cove Grange and the Whidbey Island Conservation District.
Directions: Heading South on Hwy 20 – exit left for Parker Rd (next road after the Island Transit station) and take a left onto Parker (right onto Parker from Hwy 20 if heading north). Turn right into the parking lot at the “Au Sable Institute” sign.