Topic: Nature

Zylstra Lake Preserve Closed for Maintenance

Written on August 6, 2021 at 5:49 am, by

Please excuse our dust while your Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank com­pletes main­te­nance on the Zyl­stra Lake Pre­serve dam. Fri­day, August 5th, the Pre­serve will be closed to pub­lic access to com­plete a siphon installation.

Share Stories about San Juans Fishing for Conservation Project

Written on July 24, 2021 at 8:59 am, by

From San Juan Coun­ty Envi­ron­men­tal Stew­ard­ship Depart­ment San Juan County’s Envi­ron­men­tal Stew­ard­ship Depart­ment wants to hear and share your fish­ing sto­ries. We are col­lab­o­rat­ing with an orga­ni­za­tion called Salmon Nation that rec­og­nizes the fight for wild salmon is about much more than fish — it’s about cul­ture, liveli­hoods and the via­bil­i­ty of our nat­ur­al and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Join Virtual Seadoc Event to Learn about Organization’s Successes

Written on July 20, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From SeaD­oc Soci­ety Bot­toms Up will be a vir­tu­al one-hour event at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9. Join us for an evening of sci­ence, edu­ca­tion, sto­ry­telling and, most of all, fun. We’ll look back on a unique but incred­i­bly pro­duc­tive year for SeaD­oc Soci­ety from the seafloor to the sur­face. Don’t miss the jour­ney! Reg­is­tra­tion is $5 and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Labs Presents Marine Heatwave Lecture at Brickworks

Written on July 18, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Fri­day Har­bor Labs Fri­day Har­bor Labs is excit­ed to wel­come Dr. Gretchen Hof­mann from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, San­ta Bar­bara, our 2021 Illg Dis­tin­guished Lec­tur­er at Brick­works at 7 p.m. Aug. 4. The title of the lec­ture is “Marine heat­waves: what are we learn­ing, what we can expect, and some talk about Hot Moms and Cool Dads.”  Con­tin­ue Reading

Birdwatching at the Sculpture Park

Written on July 17, 2021 at 5:39 am, by

To all bird watch­ers — Please join us at the San Juan Islands Sculp­ture Park this com­ing Wednes­day, July 21st at 8:00 AM, where Phil Green, will again lead our month­ly Bird Walk.  So far over 30 species have been iden­ti­fied.  Bring binoc­u­lars and mos­qui­to repel­lent.  The park is locat­ed just past the Wel­come Arch on  Con­tin­ue Reading

Zylstra Lake Preserve | Algal Blooms May Prevent Swimming

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

By Doug McCutchen, Pre­serve Stew­ard, San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank This is the first in a series of arti­cles describ­ing the back­ground of Zyl­stra Lake Pre­serve and the work that is going on to devel­op a long-term stew­ard­ship and man­age­ment plan for the prop­er­ty. This arti­cle focus­es on recre­ation­al access to the reser­voir. Zyl­stra Lake Pre­serve  Con­tin­ue Reading

State Recreation and Conservation Office Seeks Virtual Volunteers

Written on July 16, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the Wash­ing­ton State Recre­ation and Con­ser­va­tion Office The Wash­ing­ton State Recre­ation and Con­ser­va­tion Office is recruit­ing 45 vol­un­teers to fill posi­tions on advi­so­ry com­mit­tees that help deter­mine how the state invests in the out­doors. The 18 com­mit­tees eval­u­ate grant pro­pos­als for parks, trails, boat­ing ameni­ties, firearm and archery ranges and oth­er out­door recre­ation facil­i­ties.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Join Virtual Land Bank Meeting Friday

Written on July 14, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank The San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank Com­mis­sion will hold its month­ly meet­ing from 8:30–11:15 a.m., July 16 via Zoom. The pub­lic is invit­ed to attend. Click here to down­load the agen­da, Zoom link and meet­ing mate­ri­als. To learn more about the San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank, vis­it If you’re  Con­tin­ue Reading