Healing Through Nature gives monthly DONATIONS to:
- Save the Redwoods League. https://www.savetheredwoods.org/
- Sierra Club (including addressing destruction of 800-year old Alaskan forests, and other monuments/once-protected Lands)
- (Nature Conservancy: next on the agenda)
Healing Through Nature gave one-time Donations to:
- Women of Wisdom Foundation/501(c)3
- Temple of Diana, Inc/ 501(c)3
- Gaia's Temple, Inc/501(c)3
- Daughters of the Goddess/Temple
- CASA: Camano Animal Shelter Association 501(c)3
- Standing Rock Presenter/ Water Bearer
- Earth Spirit Foundation
Gratitude & Giving Back:
Self-Appointed Land Guardianship
Healing Through Nature offers different forms of Community Service, including self-appointed guardianship of specific Lands.
I. Healing Through Nature does volunteer clean-up of discarded items and garbage, that has been unethically dumped or tossed, or has floated onto the beach during the high-tide -- which poses a threat to the Land or wildlife, on specific lands.
II. Healing Through Nature also assists in land and trail-observation of private forest, and notifies of poaching or trespassing, to assist the land-owner in protection and maintenance of their trails and land.
Healing Through Nature, as a spiritual intermediary with the Land, engages in Service, in reciprocal relationship, in acknowledgement of the Elemental Ethics of peace, love, and healing.
Webster's Dictionary: GUARDIAN |ˈgärdēən|. noun: 1. a defender, protector, or keeper: self-appointed guardians of public..... 2. a person who looks after and is legally responsible for someone who is unable to manage their own affairs. 3. the superior of a Franciscan convent. DERIVATIVES: guardianship |-ˌSHip| noun. ORIGIN late Middle English: from Old French garden, of Germanic origin.
THREE DESIGNATED LAND AREAS
- ONE: HEALING FOREST: on Camano Island. Maintenance of Trails. Updates with owner. Conservation efforts.
- TWO. Our LOCAL RIVER: from the Ocean-mouth of the River, and an approximate quarter mile stretch up-river, via canoe. We pick-up garbage, and also talk with local fishermen who care about the moratoriums on fishes, and illegal poaching.
- THREE: URBAN FOREST on Puget Sound: cedar-fir-hemlock forest that rises from the salmon/bird estuaries below, managed by the County; we clean up the area that is the car pull-off above the urban forest and estuaries below; we also observe the eagle nest.)
- Occasional: MOUNT BAKER: MOTHER MOUNTAIN OF THE REGION/ YEAR-ROUND GLACIERS WITH MANY LAKES AND RIVERS/TRIBUTARIES. We clean up garbage dumped by tributaries which threaten the ecosystems of the rivers.
Recent Garbage Removal & Forest Projects:
2020. Urban Forest above salmon estuary -- Cedar-Fir Forest & ceremonial grounds of Healing Through Nature. Road-side clean-up of disposed garbage.
2020. Private Forest Lands 80-acres. Notification to owner of massive 80+ acre clear-cut and devastation along border of his property. Also, removal of large one ton stone -- a sacred ceremonial site, and site of Healing Through Nature workshops/ trainings. Very painful.
2019. Urban Forest: Garbage pick-up.
2018: Healing Forest: Forest Trail maintenance/ assistance to owner of private North West rain forest/Mid-life Cedar-Fir Forest (80 acres). Camano Island, WA.
2018: Beach Clean-up of plastics, netting. Salmon Estuary with Cedar-Fir Forest.
2018: Healing Forest: Trail maintenance. Walks with Conservation District representatives. Continued conservation efforts with research and co-ordinated meetings, with Planning Dept and owner.
2017: Trail maintenance: Healing Forest on Camano. Forest Trail maintenance/ assistance to owner of private North West rain forest/Mid-life Cedar-Fir Forest (80 acres). Camano Island, WA.
2017 : River Clean-up/ garbage collection via canoe. From Our local Stillaguamish River.
2017: Beach on our local island. Beach Clean-up. Camano Island. Salmon Estuary with Cedar-Fir forests above.
2017: Mount Baker: Garbage removals near flowing water of tributary.
2017. Urban Forest: Rescue operation. Immediate threat to Eagles, during this time of draught and fire. with assistance of CASA (501c3) local animal shelter for pets.
2017. Local/ Stillaguamish River: River clean-up. Threats to eagles and wildlife addressed (fishing lines, boat-ramp garbage etc).