Youth Development

Madrona Institute

  • Friday Harbor, WA
  • madrona.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to encourage dialogue and leadership on issues of importance to our region, and to engage the next generation in conservation and stewardship. This mission is accomplished through youth conservation corps on Orcas and San Juan Islands, and through lectures and seminars on topics such a climate change, agricultural sustainability, and biodiversity.

Main Programs

  1. San Juan Island Conservation Corps
  2. Orcas Island Youth Conservation Corps
  3. Climate Science Lecture Series

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Service Areas

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Washington

San Juan Islands, Washington

ruling year

2006

President since 2012

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Mr. Ronald Zee

Keywords

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Youth stewardship

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EIN

20-3363030

 Number

6303316810

Physical Address

5658 Westside Road

Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Land Resources Conservation (C34)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs

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Program 1

San Juan Island Conservation Corps

SJICC provides an age-appropriate youth stewardship learning experience that incorporates
field science/natural history, leadership skills training, and service learning that
includes assistance with trail construction and maintenance, native grass seed
collection, invasive species removal, plantings, bluebird box monitoring, and other
projects at the American Camp and English Camp Units of San Juan Island National
Historical Park, Lime Kiln Point State Park, San Juan County Parks, San Juan County
Land Bank Preserves, and San Juan Preservation Trust lands.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

50,000

Program 2

Orcas Island Youth Conservation Corps

OYCC incorporates field science and natural history, leadership skills training, and service learning into outdoor project implementation. Environmental service work facilitates new understandings of the cycles of nature; introduces our youth to civic oriented roles that they may wish to pursue in the future; makes stewardship accessible regardless of age.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

20,000

Program 3

Climate Science Lecture Series

Annual climate science lectures ate intended to inform and educate the general public about the latest developments in climate change.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

1,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

Washington

San Juan Islands, Washington

Funding Needs

1. Program Staff 2. Program Transportation 3. Operations Administration (Insurance, Website, Accounting)

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Madrona Institute

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President

Mr. Ronald Zee

BIO

Ronald Zee, President & CEO of the Madrona Institute, has been engaged in the field of leadership development for many years initiating capacity-building programs from the community to the international level. Having worked mostly in the public and nonprofit sectors, he has been involved in leadership development as: advisor to the American Indian Ambassadors Program, a national Native American leadership development program in New Mexico; advisor to the First Ascent Youth Leadership Academy in Colorado; the founding director of the American Leadership Forum - Rocky Mountain Chapter; a graduate of the Central Rockies Leadership Program; a co-founder of Leadership New Mexico and Leadership San Juan Islands; a board member of Leadership Santa Fe; a national board member of the American Leadership Forum and the Community Leadership Association; and a charter member of the International Leadership Association. He currently serves as Board Chair of the San Juan Islands Conservation District. The Madrona Institute is a member of the Stewardship Network of the San Juans.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Ronald Zee

Madrona Institute

Term: Dec 2012 -

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