Topic: Recreation

Master Gardeners Volunteer Training

Written on November 10, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

Are you a gar­den­er in San Juan Coun­ty? Do you enjoy learn­ing and shar­ing your knowl­edge with oth­ers? Have you just moved to the islands and want to get involved in the com­mu­ni­ty and learn about gar­den­ing in our unique ecosys­tem? The WSU Exten­sion San Juan Coun­ty Mas­ter Gar­den­er Vol­un­teer pro­gram may be just what  Con­tin­ue Reading

STAR Program is Hiring/Looking for Volunteers

Written on November 5, 2021 at 5:42 am, by

Island rec is search­ing for some kid lov­ing, capa­ble peo­ple to help with our dai­ly STAR- Study Time and After­noon Recre­ation — pro­gram.  If you are 14+ look­ing for San Juan Ser­vice Schol­ar­ship Hours for school, or some­one that thinks that vol­un­teer­ing for kid pro­grams is right up their alley, we would love to have  Con­tin­ue Reading


Written on November 4, 2021 at 5:54 am, by

Aging but Not Slow­ing Down (well not slow­ing down too much any­way) Louise and John Dus­trude have enjoyed out­door activ­i­ties all their lives — boat­ing, (includ­ing sail­ing, row­ing and canoe­ing), hik­ing, walk­ing and bik­ing to name a few. How­ev­er, a few years ago, notic­ing that her sense of bal­ance wasn’t what it used to be,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Trail Times: Fall, 2021 — King Sisters Preserve Trail

Written on November 4, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

Trail Times is a con­tin­u­ing series of arti­cles intro­duc­ing the Old Mil­i­tary Road Trail (OMRT), a pro­posed 18–21 mile cross-island non-motor­ized mul­ti-use trail link­ing Eng­lish Camp and Amer­i­can Camp and hon­or­ing the orig­i­nal Old Mil­i­tary Road. The King Sis­ters Pre­serve is an often over­looked lit­tle gem in our San Juan Island Trail Sys­tem. Strate­gi­cal­ly locat­ed in  Con­tin­ue Reading

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

Scarecrow Contest Winners

Written on November 1, 2021 at 12:04 pm, by

The Friends of the Library and the Cham­ber of Com­merce thank all the par­tic­i­pants and vot­ers! It was a close race among all of the cre­ative scare­crows. It was so much fun to see them all and we can’t wait to see what the com­mu­ni­ty comes up with for next year! 1st place For­rest Sprite 2nd  Con­tin­ue Reading

Come See Fall at the Sculpture Park

Written on October 28, 2021 at 11:36 am, by

The Giant Maple leaves are falling, but the grass is still green, and the San Juan Islands Sculp­ture Park just fin­ished installing 15 new sculp­tures from across the Coun­try.  Come see “Sara Tops’ (a drift­wood Tricer­atops), by Joe Treat, or play “Rock/Paper/Scissors” by Ben Sharp. Enjoy our “Fig­ure Pulling Chain” by Ethan Cur­ri­er, at the bay.   Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec Welcomes New Staff

Written on October 28, 2021 at 10:46 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to wel­come Car­los Gar­cia as their new Recre­ation Spe­cial­ist for Pro­grams, Jen Hen­ry as their new Recre­ation Spe­cial­ist for Com­mu­ni­ty Events, and Bri­an Krem­bs as their new After School Pro­gram Man­ag­er (STAR) Car­los will pri­mar­i­ly be orga­niz­ing youth, teen, and fam­i­ly pro­grams. Car­los spent the last 5 years as high school  Con­tin­ue Reading