Notes from the Island — Oct. 1

Posted October 1, 2022 at 10:30 am by

  • Ear­li­er this week, per­son­nel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Wash­ing­ton Depart­ment of Ecol­o­gy, and San Juan Coun­ty sur­veyed the shore­line from Lime Kiln State Park to Hen­ry Island look­ing for impacts from the oil and fuel spilled from the sunken Aleut­ian Isle fish­ing ves­sel. No con­t­a­m­i­nants were found on any of the shore­lines, even on beach­es where oil had pre­vi­ous­ly been seen. As a result, no addi­tion­al shore­line cleanup is being recommended.
  • Fri­day Har­bor High School foot­ball lost on the road at Coupeville 35–3 last night. Boys soc­cer knocked off Lopez Island 6–0 in a home game at Linde Com­mu­ni­ty Fields.
  • Okto­ber­fest hap­pens from 11 a.m to 8 p.m. today at San Juan Brew­ing Co. They’ll have all-day Ger­man food spe­cials, live music, face paint­ing, crafts, a pho­to booth, a cos­tume con­test, and a stein hold­ing contest.
  • Fall is here, which means that the east­ern por­tion of the Zyl­stra Lake Pre­serve loop trail is closed until April. Dogs aren’t allowed at Zyl­stra until the spring either. Dri­ving access to Mount Grant Pre­serve is now lim­it­ed to Sun­days only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Start­ing today, peo­ple age 18 and younger can ride the Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries for free.
  • Mer­ri Ann Simon­son has pub­lished an exten­sive arti­cle about the state of the local real estate mar­ket and its impact on prop­er­ty tax assess­ments.
  • Thanks to our adver­tis­ers for their con­tin­ued sup­port of the San Juan Update — includ­ing Fri­day Har­bor Mar­ket Place.

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