PRI - pacific rim institute

Interesting Fact

5for the first 5 years, Garry Oak put down roots, after that the trees shoot up

Starting in the fall of 2023, Sound Water Stewards decided to help with the Garry Oak Ecosystem Restoration work at Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship (PRI) outside Coupeville. The project work consists of starting Garry Oak seedlings from acorns, planting, caging, weeding, watering and mulching them, plus assisting with the planting of other native plants including Native Rhododendrons.

Watch the recorded presentation when Dr. Robert Pelant, Director of PRI, and Jim Peskuric, SWS Class of 2022 and PRI volunteer, describe what PRI is doing and why this particular location and unique prairie ecosystem is so valuable to Whidbey Island and to the greater region.

garry oaks in pots
PRI - pacific rim institute
Kelli Jo planting native rhododendrons