Topic: Nature

Learn about Marine, Land Environment by Kayaking the San Juans with Skagit Valley College

Written on June 29, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege is enrolling now for a unique Sea Kayak Explo­ration class in the Sal­ish Sea and the San Juan Islands. If you love the salt air and explor­ing the beau­ti­ful Sal­ish Sea and the San Juan Islands, you’ll want to enroll now in this unique Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege sum­mer  Con­tin­ue Reading

Reduce Plastic Use, Learn where San Juan Islands Garbage Goes

Written on June 28, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Tran­si­tion San Juan Island  Join Tran­si­tion San Juan Island, Plas­tic Free Sal­ish Sea and mil­lions of oth­er peo­ple world­wide in reduc­ing your plas­tic waste in July. Plas­tic Free July is a glob­al move­ment that helps mil­lions of peo­ple be part of the solu­tion to plas­tic pol­lu­tion – so we can have clean­er streets, oceans and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Join The Whale Museum for Online Naturalist Training

Written on June 24, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From The Whale Muse­um We’ve been train­ing marine nat­u­ral­ists since 1994. Our marine nat­u­ral­ist train­ing course is an inten­sive six-day overview of the nat­ur­al his­to­ry of the San Juan Islands and the marine waters of Wash­ing­ton and South­ern British Colum­bia, known as the Sal­ish Sea. Sum­mer’s ses­sion will be online July 19–24. This course includes an in-depth  Con­tin­ue Reading

Lease San Juan County Land Bank Land to Graze, Hay on San Juan Island

Written on June 22, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank If you fre­quent Roche Har­bor Road, pass­ing by the Land Bank’s Beaver­ton Marsh Pre­serve, you’ve prob­a­bly noticed some dif­fer­ent agri­cul­tur­al activ­i­ties hap­pen­ing in the road­side fields late­ly. That’s because these pas­tures are tran­si­tion­ing from annu­al hay har­vest to a sea­son­al graz­ing oper­a­tion. San Juan Island ranch­er Mike Sund­strom has decid­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Trolls at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Written on June 19, 2021 at 11:27 am, by

Hel­lo Fri­day Har­bor and San Juan Island! As many of you know, Shan­non and I have been trav­el­ing in our home­made camper van, explor­ing the Unit­ed States. The San Juan Update has been most­ly in the capa­ble hands of Hay­ley Day who has been doing the heavy lift­ing dai­ly main­te­nance in our absence. (Thank you  Con­tin­ue Reading

Online San Juan County Land Bank Meeting Friday

Written on June 16, 2021 at 4:00 am, by

From San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank The San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank Com­mis­sion will hold its month­ly meet­ing 8:30–11:15 a.m. June 18 via Zoom. The pub­lic is invit­ed to attend. Click here to down­load the agen­da, includ­ing the Zoom link, and meet­ing mate­ri­als. To learn more about your Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank, vis­it sjclandbank.org. If you’re inter­est­ed  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

Join San Juan Preservation Trust Annual Meeting Online Thursday

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

By Angela Ander­son, exec­u­tive direc­tor, and Kei­th Went­worth, board pres­i­dent, San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust’s 42nd annu­al meet­ing will be held 5–6:15 p.m., Thurs­day, May 20. We are excit­ed to share our past year’s accom­plish­ments in pur­suit of our mis­sion to con­serve island land, care for the land under our pro­tec­tion, and con­nect peo­ple  Con­tin­ue Reading