Welcome to Pacific Rim Institute!

The Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship is a Christian nonprofit organization located on Whidbey Island in Washington's Puget Sound.  We equip people and communities to live sustainably and care for Creation. We do this by restoring and preserving native ecosystems, researching restoration best practices, educating students of all ages in environmental stewardship, and serving our community through our trails and facilities.

Our work is an every day commitment to our community, the land, and to our God who "through Him all things were made". John 1:3


We have some great events coming up, check them out!

Experience The Prairie

Announcing new CEO tours - year round! On the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays of every month, CEO Robert K. Pelant will give tours of the prairie and current projects.  Tours start at 5:30pm.  RSVP is wonderful, but not necessary.

For more information,
check out our events page



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In Kind Needs


  • Riding lawn mower
  • Flat Screen Computer Monitors (at least 19")
  • Computer for student use
  • Video Camera (either HD or Mini-DV with Adapter)
  • Small four door sedan
  • Hardware wire fencing
  • Sheep fencing (for our Garry oaks)
  • Plywood
  • 2x4s
  • Powered edge trimmer
  • Indoor-outdoor carpet
  • Office supplies: Pens, post-it notes, packing tape, large envelopes, printer paper
  • Gallon and Quart Zip Lock Bags (for seed storage)

Volunteer Needs

  • Garden/Greenhouse/Horticulture volunteer (2-3x/week, 2 hrs per visit)
  • Building raised beds,  Dec - March
  • Painting - Coops
  • Maintenance - Repair of several structures and gates on campus
  • Landscaping - Around buildings, cleaning up beds and replacing with native plants
  • Vegetable garden coordinator (3 days per week, 2-3 hours per visit)  Spring
  • Other: give us a call!



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