A Community Website by Lopez Island
Lopez Community Land Trust (Environment and Preservation)
Lopez Island
Building a diverse, sustainable Lopez Island community through affordable housing, sustainable agriculture, and other dynamic rural development programs

Purposes:

a. To acquire and hold land in trust in order to provide for permanently affordable housing. Homes shall be built and lands shall be used in an environmentally sensitive and socially responsible manner.

b. To provide permanently affordable access to land for such purposes as quality housing, sustainable agriculture and forestry, cottage industries and co-operatives by forever removing the land from the speculative market.

c. To develop and exercise responsible and ecological practices, which preserve, protect and enhance the land's natural attributes.

d. To serve as a model in land stewardship and community development by providing information, resources and expertise.

Services provided:

Affordable home ownership and studio rentals

Internships for construction of affordable housing, sustainable agriculture, and Lopez School's Farm and Garden Program

Long term lease of Mobile Processing Unit to Island Grown Farmers Cooperative

Homebuyer education, counseling and training

Coordination of Grain and Bean CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

Support for sustainable agriculture through Food Charrettes, educational films and speakers, the Grain Project, interns