We had the pleasure of working on a 50-acre meadow on Henry Island this fall. The land is privately owned, but the San Juan Preservation Trust owns a conservation easement on the property. It was the Trust who encouraged the family to work on maintaining the openness of the meadow, as grasslands are increasingly rare in our region. Our crew spent 10 days removing small trees and shrubs, and mowing…and mowing some more. We dug up dozens of English hawthorn trees and spread seeds of native grasses and wildflowers in the disturbed areas. We look forward to seeing the meadow next spring!