Celebrate Earth Day Throughout April In San Juans

Posted March 21, 2021 at 5:30 am by

Contributed Photo. Previous Great Islands Clean Up.

From the Stew­ard­ship Net­work of the San Juans

“Here we all are, with noth­ing but our wit and our will to save the world.” – Samuel L. Jackson.

We might not have a vibra­ni­um shield, a fan­cy met­al suit designed by Tony Stark, or a ham­mer only we can lift, but we can still be the islands’ might­i­est heroes when we come togeth­er for Earth Month. Check out the events below and put your super­hero skills to the test!

Great Islands Cleanup

Spring into action for Earth Day with the Great Islands Cleanup on April 24!

This is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for our com­mu­ni­ty to get out­side and help make our islands plas­tic and lit­ter-free by the sea. Any road­side or beach trash col­lect­ed dur­ing the event will be accept­ed for free at the islands’ trans­fer sta­tions and paid for by the county.

In keep­ing with San Juan County’s guide­lines, masks will be required, par­tic­i­pants should prac­tice social dis­tanc­ing, and there will be no con­gre­gat­ing. For more infor­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter, please vis­it https://plasticfreesalishsea.org/events.

Wild Side

San Juan Island Library’s Wild Side pro­gram con­tin­ues with a pre­sen­ta­tion on Birds’ Nests by Shona Aitken, the edu­ca­tion coor­di­na­tor at Wolf Hol­low Wildlife Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter. Join at 7 p.m. April 14 to look at the range of shapes and sizes of nests and where local birds build them.

To sign up for this talk please con­tact Genevieve Iver­son, adult pro­grams asso­ciate at giverson@sjlib.org.

Bluebird Blitz

On April 16 and 30, join the San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust as a cit­i­zen sci­en­tist to count as many West­ern Blue­birds as you can. For more infor­ma­tion and to sign up, vis­it https://sjpt.org/events/bluebird-blitz.

Marine Naturalist Workshop

The Whale Muse­um is hold­ing an excit­ing vir­tu­al Gear Up Work­shop for Marine Nat­u­ral­ists on Sat­ur­day, April 24. The work­shop will focus on under­wa­ter noise and ves­sel traf­fic, issues that affect not only the endan­gered South­ern Res­i­dent orcas but many oth­er marine mam­mals as well. For more infor­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter, go to https://whalemuseum.org/products/virtualgearupworkshop2021.

Celebrate Island Wildlife Photo Competition

To play their part in Earth Month in April, Wolf Hol­low Wildlife Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter is launch­ing a pho­to com­pe­ti­tion to cel­e­brate wildlife on the San Juan Islands.

Dur­ing April, grab your cam­era or smart­phone, go out­side, enjoy watch­ing the birds in your yard or an eagle soar­ing over­head, then share your best pho­tos. They’ll award prizes for the best pho­tos in sev­er­al cat­e­gories and share the win­ning pho­tos in our newslet­ters, web­site and Face­book page so every­one can enjoy them.

Please vis­it https://wolfhollowwildlife.org/events in late March for fur­ther details.

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