Topic: Nature

Construction of New Interpretive Center on Orcas’ Mount Constitution Continues

Written on April 19, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Wash­ing­ton State Parks Mount Constitution’s tow­er­ing height and unique geog­ra­phy have made it a gath­er­ing place for diverse human and nat­ur­al com­mu­ni­ties, for thou­sands of years. Wash­ing­ton State Parks and Recre­ation Com­mis­sion has sit­ed this new inter­pre­tive cen­ter con­tain­ing sig­nif­i­cant inter­pre­tive exhibits below the tow­er near the sum­mit of Mount Con­sti­tu­tion in Moran State Park. Zer­vas Group  Con­tin­ue Reading

American Camp Visitor Center Portable Restrooms, Bottle Filling Station Open April 16

Written on April 16, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

The Build­ing is Expect­ed Open Around Memo­r­i­al Day   From San Juan Island Nation­al His­toric Park The Amer­i­can Camp Vis­i­tor Cen­ter site opens 9 a.m., Fri­day, April 16. The park­ing lot will remain open and a new bot­tle fill­ing sta­tion will be avail­able. Restrooms are cur­rent­ly avail­able as port-a-pots as per­ma­nent facil­i­ties are being fin­ished and will  Con­tin­ue Reading

SAFE San Juans and San Juan County Land Bank ‘Sow Seeds of Hope’ During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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

From SAFE San Juans SAFE San Juans is work­ing with the San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank’s Sal­ish Seeds Project to sow seeds of hope dur­ing Sex­u­al Assault Aware­ness Month in April. Through­out April, staff from SAFE San Juans will be hand­ing out Sal­ish seeds through­out the coun­ty in spe­cial­ly designed pack­ets with art and mes­sages of hope  Con­tin­ue Reading

Join Great Islands Cleanup April 24 On San Juan, Orcas, Lopez And Shaw

Written on April 12, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

By Mark Ing­man, San Juan Coun­ty Sol­id Waste Pro­gram Coor­di­na­tor Have you ever noticed a mossy, weedy tire while walk­ing along roads or beach­es? There is a chem­i­cal com­pound in tires that wash­es off in the rain and is linked to killing salmon — bring­ing in a cast-off tire along with your lit­ter to the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Join Spring Street International School Lecture On Herbalism

Written on April 5, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School   Don’t miss out on Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School’s final event in our 2021 vir­tu­al nature speak­er series, fea­tur­ing herbal­ist Cal­lie North at 6 p.m., Thurs­day, April 14.   Reg­is­ter for the event here.   North co-owns and runs two busi­ness­es on Lopez Island: a brick-and-mor­­tar shop North­sea Apothe­cary and The  Con­tin­ue Reading

First Annual Daffodil Frolic At San Juan Islands Sculpture Park

Written on March 23, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Islands Sculp­ture Park Join the San Juan Islands Sculp­ture Park’s first-ever Daf­fodil Frol­ic, a spring cel­e­bra­tion of thou­sands of Daf­fodils and Iris­es. (Sor­ry, the deer ate the tulips.)While you are at the park, enjoy our 150 sculp­tures, nine new sheep, “Sound­henge,” new West­cott Bay trails, “Whim­sy Woods,” three orca fins, “Starfish” for kids,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Celebrate Earth Day Throughout April In San Juans

Written on March 21, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Stew­ard­ship Net­work of the San Juans “Here we all are, with noth­ing but our wit and our will to save the world.” – Samuel L. Jack­son. We might not have a vibra­ni­um shield, a fan­cy met­al suit designed by Tony Stark, or a ham­mer only we can lift, but we can still be the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Zylstra Lank Preserve Offers 70-acre Agricultural Hay Lease

Written on March 14, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank The San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank is request­ing pro­pos­als from any­one inter­est­ed in a short-term agri­cul­tur­al hay rental agree­ment of the Zyl­stra Lake Pre­serve Prop­er­ty on San Juan Island. The prop­er­ty has approx­i­mate­ly 70 acres of hay pas­ture. Indi­vid­u­als or orga­ni­za­tions inter­est­ed in this lease should go to the Land  Con­tin­ue Reading