Sunday, December 18, 2016

A Gift to Our Community's Future

The Love's and some Love pups enjoying a hike earlier this year along a stretch of the popular Sherwood Forest trail network, which is adjacent to the Pine Street Woods project.


Consider today's post as an advertisement of sorts. For a number of years, Bill and I have been enthusiastic supporters and committed believers of the Kaniksu Land Trust here in the Sandpoint area. 

The organization, once known as the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille Conservancy, has continued to have a major positive impact in and around our community through its facilitation and administration of conservation easements and its continued promotion educational activities associated with the outdoors, for young and old.

This past week Kaniksu Land Trust announced a land acquisition project in the Pine Street area west of town. This acquisition promises to provide unlimited outdoor and educational opportunities for the public. 

For anyone who already spends their leisure time enjoying the numerous plots of public lands around the area, this newest acquisition project should be music to the ears and a truly delight to the eyes.  

If you live in the Sandpoint area or if you have a personal interest in this community---as your hometown or the place you love to visit----this project presents a perfect way for you to invest via donation to an added segment of the wonderful recreational opportunities we enjoy here in beautiful North Idaho.  

In my mind, the Pine Street Woods project, spearheaded by Kaniksu Land Trust, offers a phenomenal and exciting long term win-win situation for all involved.  

I hope you will take the time this morning to learn more about the project and that you consider donating to what looks to be a wonderful cause, designed to benefit the public for generations to come.  

Five dollars, ten dollars, 100 dollars----it all adds up, and those dollars go to an investment that will last indefinitely. 

From my own personal experience as a former board member and through my continued association with the Kaniksu Land Trust staff, I can assure you that the organization involved in coordinating this project is topnotch, committed to the best interests of the community and truly visionary in every way. 

For complete information about Kaniksu Land Trust and the Pine Street Woods project, including maps, photos and a pretty cool video, and how you can make a donation, visit

And, of course, on this Sunday morning-----another personal passion:  the ZAGS.   They'll be playing Tennessee today at 1 p.m. PST---ESPN2.  GO, ZAGS! 📣📣📣📣

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