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Conservation Easement

Circle Hawk Farm was honored Wednesday night by Capitol Land Trust at their Annual Board meeting and 25yr anniversary celebration at Squaxin Museum for the completion of the Conservation Easement on my property. Here is a short article about it:

Bentley Conservation Easement:

13 Acres located along Spurgeon Creek, south of Olympia in Thurston County. Conserved in 2011.

Conserved in late 2011, the Bentley Conservation Easement protects over 1,800 feet of Spurgeon Creek riparian habitat, numerous wetlands and a mixed conifer forest. Landowner Shelley Bentley has been actively working to restore habitat on her 13-acre property located a short distance from the confluence of Spurgeon Creek with the Deschutes River. Along with numerous community volunteers, she has worked extensively to restore the riparian corridor by removing invasive species and replanting the area with hundreds of native plants.

Capitol Land Trust is continuing to work with Ms. Bentley to replace a failing and partially blocking pair of culverts in Spurgeon Creek that are under the driveway to the property.

Thank you to our funders and partners: Washington Recreation and Conservation Office/Salmon Recovery Funding Board, Wild Fish Conservancy, Thurston Conservation District, StreamTeam, South Puget South Salmon Enhancement Group and Michelle Bentley.

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