Topic: Nature

Did You Feel It?

Written on May 15, 2020 at 9:59 am, by

There was a 3.0 earth­quake last night, about 1:15 in the morn­ing, just south east of Roche Har­bor. See more info on the Pacif­ic North­west Seis­mic Net­work website.

40 Years Ago on May 18

Written on May 14, 2020 at 2:50 pm, by

It is one of those events that – if you were alive – you like­ly remem­ber. Where were you at 8:32 a.m. on Sun­day, May 18, 1980? Mon­day marks 40 years since Mount St. Helens erupt­ed. Fifty-sev­en peo­ple died, and the way we look at the pow­er of nature was altered for­ev­er. This week WSDOT dug  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Elementary School STEM Team is 2020 First Place National Winner in Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision Competition

Written on May 13, 2020 at 4:12 pm, by

Last week, the nation­al win­ners of the Explo­rav­i­sion Com­pe­ti­tion were announced and the first place-win­n­ing project was Get Away! Bac­te­rio­phage, sub­mit­ted by Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School (FHES) stu­dents Jodie Wehn­er, 2nd grade, Ava Youngs­man 2nd grade, and Nan­cy Wehn­er, 1st grade. Ear­li­er this spring, three FHES STEM teams had received region­al and hon­or­able men­tion recog­ni­tion for  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter from the Labs

Written on May 13, 2020 at 8:29 am, by

To the Edi­tor: In this time of Stay-at-Home reg­u­la­tions, coin­cid­ing with some love­ly spring weath­er, we at the Fri­day Har­bor Labs (FHL) have noticed increased use of Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton prop­er­ties. We absolute­ly under­stand the desire to get out of the house and find new places to explore, and we want to be good neigh­bors,  Con­tin­ue Reading

“Just a Minute”

Written on May 11, 2020 at 12:55 pm, by

60-Sec­ond Videos from the Preser­va­tion Trust The San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust has devel­oped a series of quick, easy-to-watch videos fea­tur­ing the won­der-filled nature in our own back­yards as spring unfolds around us. If you could use some vic­ar­i­ous dos­es of nature’s med­i­cine, click to watch the video above and then look for more of the Preser­va­tion  Con­tin­ue Reading

Arbor Week

Written on May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm, by

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor sees the health of our trees as vital to our sense of well-being and as a defin­ing char­ac­ter­is­tic of our com­mu­ni­ty. Healthy trees pro­vide us the dai­ly ben­e­fit of clean­er air, shade and source of aes­thet­ic beau­ty. The Tree City USA signs at the Town’s entrances tell vis­i­tors that this  Con­tin­ue Reading

Driving Access to Mount Grant Preserve Summit Resumes Sunday, May 10th

Written on May 8, 2020 at 6:36 am, by

Your Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank will resume open­ing the gate at Mount Grant Pre­serve begin­ning this Sun­day, May 10th.   We have switched to our spring/summer cal­en­dar and dri­ving access to the sum­mit will be avail­able twice a week, Sun­days and Wednes­days from 10am to 7pm. Please con­tin­ue fol­low­ing social dis­tanc­ing guide­lines when­ev­er vis­it­ing your pre­serves: If you’re  Con­tin­ue Reading

Boomerang to the San Juans

Written on May 6, 2020 at 9:36 am, by

This May 2020 edi­tion of Tide Bites was writ­ten by Alyssa Scott… As the tides of life have ebbed and flowed, I’ve con­tin­u­al­ly found myself on the shores of FHL [Fri­day Har­bor Labs]. My first encounter with the Labs was via a two-week research sail­ing expe­di­tion through the San Juan Islands with Deep Green Wilder­ness. This  Con­tin­ue Reading