Topic: Environment

Friends News

Written on December 27, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Friends of the San Juans Ensures Added Pro­tec­tions for South­ern Res­i­dent Killer Whales in Regard to Phillips 66 Refin­ery Expan­sion On August 29, 2019, Friends of the San Juans appealed What­com County’s con­di­tion­al approval of a 300,000-barrel exter­nal float­ing roof crude oil stor­age tank and an 80,000-barrel exter­nal float­ing roof fuel oil stor­age tank in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Transition San Juan Island

Written on December 23, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

In the SJ Update mail­bag this morn­ing we have this let­ter from Tran­si­tion San Juan Island… You may have heard by way of friends and neigh­bors that Tran­si­tion San Juan Island is launch­ing at the Mullis Cen­ter, Jan­u­ary 12, 2020 from 3 to 6 pm. Every­one of any age or polit­i­cal per­sua­sion is invit­ed to join  Con­tin­ue Reading

How to Utilize Technology for a More Sustainable Lifestyle

Written on December 20, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Guest author Neil Staws­ki checks in again with anoth­er arti­cle on work­ing toward a green­er lifestyle… Going green is a lifestyle choice that many peo­ple are mak­ing these days, but it can be a major change that comes with a lot of effort. It’s not always easy to make big changes and stick with them,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Winter Update from your Conservation Land Bank

Written on December 18, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Chan­nel Pre­serve, Lopez Lopez Pre­serve Stew­ard, Aman­da Wedow, host­ed a pub­lic scop­ing meet­ing in ear­ly Octo­ber. The event was wide­ly attend­ed with break-out dis­cus­sions cov­er­ing a vari­ety of top­ics, includ­ing sig­nage, and dogs. Incor­po­rat­ing com­ments heard at the meet­ing, as well those sub­mit­ted over the pub­lic com­ment peri­od that fol­lowed, Land Bank staff are now final­iz­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Land Bank Wants to Hear from You!

Written on November 6, 2019 at 8:35 am, by

The Land Bank is seek­ing input as they devel­op a Stew­ard­ship and Man­age­ment Plan for Zyl­stra Lake Pre­serve. To start the process, there will be a pub­lic scop­ing meet­ing on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 7th from 5:30pm‑7:00pm at Brick­works. Land Bank staff will share the results of resource assess­ments, includ­ing eco­log­i­cal, habi­tat and agri­cul­ture, fol­lowed with the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter of Thanks

Written on October 26, 2019 at 7:34 am, by

Thanks to all of our Orca Recov­ery Day Vol­un­teers! We want to thank every­one who came out and cel­e­brat­ed Orca Recov­ery Day with us last Sat­ur­day. Our Octo­ber 19th cel­e­bra­tions spanned two islands, with approx­i­mate­ly 50 vol­un­teers com­ing togeth­er to sup­port nat­ur­al areas and the endan­gered South­ern Res­i­dent Killer Whales that grace the Sal­ish Sea. Cat­tle  Con­tin­ue Reading

Hidden Half of Nature: Microbial Roots of Life and Health

Written on October 25, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Join David Mont­gomery and Anne Bik­le as they explore the con­nec­tions between soil and human health. David Mont­gomery earned his Ph.D. in geo­mor­phol­o­gy and teach­es at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton where he stud­ies the evo­lu­tion of topog­ra­phy and how geo­log­i­cal process­es shape land­scapes and influ­ence eco­log­i­cal sys­tems. Mont­gomery writes about the rela­tion­ship of peo­ple to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Angela Anderson Named to National Leadership Group

Written on October 24, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Angela Ander­son, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust, has been tapped to join the Land Trust Lead­er­ship Coun­cil, an elite group of nation­al­ly rec­og­nized lead­ers in the land trust field. “As an excep­tion­al land trust exec­u­tive direc­tor, you will bring valu­able expe­ri­ence and per­spec­tives to the group,” wrote Andrew Bow­man, pres­i­dent and CEO of  Con­tin­ue Reading