Topic: Environment

Dispose of Pesticides, Fuels, Cleaning Products on San Juan June 11–12

Written on May 25, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Coun­ty San Juan Coun­ty is col­lect­ing haz­ardous waste at the waste sta­tions on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands. Col­lec­tion times are: 1–3 p.m., June 11 for busi­ness­es on San Juan. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 12 for house­holds on San Juan. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 19 on Orcas 11 a.m.-2 p.m., June 26 on Lopez.  Busi­ness­es must  Con­tin­ue Reading

Join San Juan County Land Bank Meeting Online Friday

Written on May 20, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From the San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank The San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank Com­mis­sion will hold its month­ly meet­ing at 11:30 a.m. Fri­day, May 21 via Zoom. This meet­ing will include a dis­cus­sion of the Con­ser­va­tion Agri­cul­ture Resource Team’s Cof­felt Farm final report. The pub­lic is invit­ed to attend. Click here to down­load the agen­da, Zoom link  Con­tin­ue Reading

New Members Welcomed at Island Oil Spill Training Saturday

Written on May 17, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Islands’ Oil Spill Asso­ci­a­tion The Islands’ Oil Spill Asso­ci­a­tion is host­ing a free train­ing for local oil spill response vol­un­teers. Any­one inter­est­ed in becom­ing an IOSA vol­un­teer is wel­come to attend, in addi­tion to exist­ing mem­bers of the team. The train­ing will be 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Sat­ur­day, May 22 in Fri­day Har­bor. Space is  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Lab Tide Bites

Written on May 17, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

A Sun­flower Star is Born By Jason Hodin, senior research sci­en­tist, Fri­day Har­bor Labs.  Among the world’s hun­dreds of types of known starfish (or seast­ars as I’ll call them), our Pacif­ic coast sun­flower stars are true record break­ers. They are the largest seast­ar in the world, with an arm-tip-to-arm-tip “wingspan” of more than two feet when ful­ly  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Completes Study to Prevent Oil Spills in Salish Sea

Written on May 7, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Coun­ty San Juan Coun­ty com­plet­ed a study to pre­vent oil spills in the Sal­ish Sea.  The study esti­mates the prob­a­bil­i­ty that an emer­gency response tow­ing ves­sel sta­tioned in the Sal­ish Sea could pre­vent a dis­abled ves­sel from ground­ing and poten­tial­ly caus­ing an oil spill in Haro Strait and Bound­ary Pass. The study was com­plet­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Join Online Meeting on San Juan Islands National Monument May 12

Written on May 7, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From the Bureau of Land Man­age­ment The Bureau of Land Man­age­ment will hold a pub­lic meet­ing on the San Juan Islands Nation­al Mon­u­ment 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednes­day, May 12 via Zoom. Planned agen­da items include review­ing the final resource man­age­ment plan and envi­ron­men­tal impact state­ment and oppor­tu­ni­ties for the com­mit­tee to sup­port the imple­men­ta­tion of the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Shape San Juans’ Involvement in Maritime Washington National Heritage Area

Written on April 25, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

In 2019 Con­gress des­ig­nat­ed the area, which includes the San Juan Islands   By Car­o­line C. Grau­­man-Boss, exec­u­tive direc­tor, Sal­ish Sea Sci­ences Let the Wash­ing­ton Trust for His­toric Preser­va­tion know what being part of the new Mar­itime Wash­ing­ton Nation­al Her­itage Area means for you here in San Juan Coun­ty.  The Mar­itime Wash­ing­ton Nation­al Her­itage Area  Con­tin­ue Reading

Trail Times, Spring 2021: Section 2 of the Old Military Road Trail 

Written on April 22, 2021 at 5:11 am, by

Trail Times is a con­tin­u­ing series of arti­cles intro­duc­ing the Old Mil­i­tary Road Trail (OMRT), a pro­posed 18–21 mile cross-island non-motor­ized mul­ti-use trail link­ing Eng­lish Camp and Amer­i­can Camp and hon­or­ing the orig­i­nal Old Mil­i­tary Road. Wel­come to Spring and anoth­er seg­ment of the intrigu­ing Old Mil­i­tary Road Trail to explore. Today, we leave rem­nants of  Con­tin­ue Reading