Topic: Nature

Thor Hanson Author Talk and Stroll at Zylstra Lake Preserve

Written on November 3, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

(Fri­day Har­bor, WA) – Novem­ber 2, 2021 – Join author Thor Han­son for two upcom­ing events host­ed by the San Juan Island Library. Han­son will regale read­ers with a dis­cus­sion of his new­ly released book, Hur­ri­cane Lizards and Plas­tic Squid: The Fraught and Fas­ci­nat­ing Biol­o­gy of Cli­mate Change via Zoom on Wednes­day, Novem­ber 3, at  Con­tin­ue Reading

Owl Talk

Written on October 22, 2021 at 5:52 am, by

At 7:00 pm, Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 23, 2021, join Shona Aitken, Edu­ca­tion Coor­di­na­tor at Wolf Hol­low Wildlife Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter, to explore the fas­ci­nat­ing world of island owls, and learn about the many dif­fer­ent owls that live here on the San Juan Islands. We hope you can all attend this enlight­en­ing talk. To reg­is­ter email: You will receive  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC to offer free Tree Worker Basics Course on Orcas Island

Written on September 22, 2021 at 10:10 am, by

Peo­ple who want to make a liv­ing work­ing with trees or forests are invit­ed to a free, hands-on, out­door course offered by the Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil of San Juan Coun­ty (EDC).  The course will be taught by Car­son Sprenger, pro­pri­etor of Rain Shad­ow Con­sult­ing at their Orcas Island facil­i­ties, Sat­ur­days Oct. 30th – Nov. 20th,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Madrona Institute Awards Stewardship Grants

Written on September 18, 2021 at 9:56 am, by

The Madrona Insti­tute has award­ed $22,500 in grants to local non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tions in its first year of grant mak­ing based on rev­enues received from sales of the San Juan Islands Spe­cial License Plate. This year’s grantees include: San Juan Islands Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict for their San Juan Islands Youth Con­ser­va­tion Corps ($6,000), Friends of the San  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Land Bank September 2021 Meeting & Agenda

Written on September 15, 2021 at 5:52 am, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank Com­mis­sion will hold its month­ly meet­ing on Sep­tem­ber 17, from 8:30am-11:15am via Zoom. The pub­lic is invit­ed to attend. Click HERE to down­load the agen­da (includes ZOOM link) and meet­ing mate­ri­als. To learn more about your Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank, vis­it If you’re inter­est­ed in vol­un­teer­ing and/or join­ing our  Con­tin­ue Reading

Monument Advisory Committee to meet virtually next week

Written on September 11, 2021 at 5:39 am, by

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Bureau of Land Man­age­ment (BLM), today, announced it will hold a meet­ing of the San Juan Islands Nation­al Mon­u­ment Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee (MAC). The pub­lic is wel­come to attend the meet­ing which will occur on Tues­day, Sept. 14, via Zoom from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Planned agen­da items at the meet­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Camas Club Sprouts a New Website for Island Backyard Restorationists

Written on September 9, 2021 at 5:49 am, by

The recent­ly formed Camas Club launch­es a web­site cre­at­ed for and by islanders to con­nect with oth­er back­yard habi­tat enthu­si­asts. It is a place where native habi­tat afi­ciona­dos can ask ques­tions, share resources, orga­nize seed swaps, and more. By exchang­ing infor­ma­tion about aspects such as restora­tion tech­niques, lessons learned, trust­ed sources of native plant mate­r­i­al,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Tree protections? Planning for growth? Your help is needed by Sept 14!

Written on September 9, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

The fol­low­ing arti­cle is shared with you by R. Brent Lyles, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Friends of the San Juans It’s time to spring into action! On the morn­ing of Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 14th, the Coun­ty Coun­cil will hold a hear­ing on the 2021 dock­et. This year’s dock­et includes pro­pos­als for new tree-pro­tec­­tion stan­dards, stormwa­ter-man­age­­ment stan­dards, and doing an  Con­tin­ue Reading