- Village Volunteers is our 501(c)3 nonprofit fiscal sponsor for 2019, making it possible for our donors to make tax deductible donations to Ihiya while we are establishing Ihiya Biological Reserve as a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. Village Volunteers is a Seattle based nonprofit recognized by the United Nations for its innovative work in Africa and Asia. Village Volunteers partners with communities worldwide to help them reach their full potential through community-led health programs, small business, education, clean water, sustainable agriculture, environmental conservation and wetland protection.
- San Juan County Land Bank has designated a $200,000 land grant for Ihiya Biological Reserve to help protect and preserve this land as designated conservation land in perpetuity. The San Juan County citizens conservation land bank preserves in perpetuity areas in the county that have environmental, agricultural, aesthetic, cultural, scientific, historic, scenic, or low-intensity recreational value, and protects existing and future sources of potable water.
- Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center has designated Ihiya as a release sanctuary for select rehabililitated wild animals. San Juan Island’s beloved Wolf Hollow is a nonprofit organization serving San Juan and Skagit Counties and northern Whidbey Island. Its mission is to promote the well-being of wildlife and their habitats through rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife, public education and non-invasive research.
- Youth Conservation Corps of the San Juan Islands has partnered with us to build a trail from the parking area down to the main field and will continue to help us with trail building and invasive plant removal this summer. The Youth Conservation Corps was developed with the vision of a community and a world in which human beings co-exist peacefully with each other and responsibly with nature by encouraging community dialogue and leadership, engaging the next generation in conservation and stewardship.
- San Juan Island Trails will be partnering with us to build a trail down the creek corridor that connects to Wold Rd, getting us one step closer to linking Mt. Grant and King Sisters property! San Juan Island Trails is a group of dedicated volunteers who collaborate with existing and potential new trail partners to help maintain existing trails and encourage new trail development for residents and visitors to San Juan Island.
We are actively cultivating partnerships with the following organizations:
Friends of the San Juans – Native peoples reconciliation work.
Spring Street International School – Education, conservation, and citizen science.