Topic: Recreation

Get Your Boater Education Card

Written on January 7, 2020 at 5:43 am, by

The Friday Harbor Power Squadron will be offering “America’s Boating Course” at Skagit Valley College on 4 Sunday afternoons – January 12, 19, 26 and February 2nd from 1:00-4:00 PM. (note: the last class on Feb. 2nd (SuperBowl Sunday) can be rescheduled if the class desires). This is a basic comprehensive course covering all aspects  Continue Reading

Resolution Run Results

Written on January 3, 2020 at 5:48 am, by

Island Rec shares the race results for their 5th Annual Resolution Run 5k and Salish Splash… It was a great turn-out of 54 registered runners, the largest Resolution Run thus far! We had plenty of runners and walkers that enjoyed the good weather at Jackson Beach. A few brave participants jumped into the waters for  Continue Reading

Swim Lessons

Written on December 31, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Island Rec is excited to offer another installment of Swim Lessons at SJI Fitness. The fun starts on Saturday, January 25th with Parent and Child (Ages 6 mo- 3 yrs) at 9:15-9:45 am, Beginner Skills (Ages 4+) at 9:55- 10:25 am, and Pre-K Water Play (ages 4-5) at 10:35-11:05 am. These Saturday classes will run  Continue Reading

Letters

Written on December 26, 2019 at 8:43 am, by

The Cattle Point Estates Owners Association opposes BLM’s proposed changes to the San Juan Islands Monument. See their letter to the BLM below… To: Bureau of Land Management Director Re: San Juan Island National Monument RMP for Cattle Point , San Juan Island, WA From: Cattle Point Estates Owners Association PO Box 644 San Juan  Continue Reading

Winter Update from your Conservation Land Bank

Written on December 18, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Channel Preserve, Lopez Lopez Preserve Steward, Amanda Wedow, hosted a public scoping meeting in early October. The event was widely attended with break-out discussions covering a variety of topics, including signage, and dogs. Incorporating comments heard at the meeting, as well those submitted over the public comment period that followed, Land Bank staff are now  Continue Reading

Dona Wuthnow Resigns

Written on December 17, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Story by Louise Dustrude… After 23 years heading County Parks, and nearly half that long running the County Fair as well, Dona Wuthnow has decided she’s ready to start a new chapter. She’ll definitely stay on the island, she said, and she hopes to work in something natural resource conservation-related. She is passionate about parks  Continue Reading

5th Annual Resolution Run and Salish Splash

Written on December 13, 2019 at 12:23 pm, by

  Sprint into a new decade with Island Rec at our Fifth Annual Resolution Run 5k scheduled for a 10am start on Tuesday, January 1, 2020. This is a family and dog friendly fun run that travels from Jackson Beach to Mullis, into town, up Argyle and back to Jackson Beach. At 11:00am, join us  Continue Reading

Change your luck on Friday, the 13th!

Written on December 12, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Please join Cotton Cotton Cotton, Island Studios and Friday Harbor Chocolates for our Friday the 13th Holiday Open House from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.  We will be offering refreshments from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM along with special holiday pricing. Cotton Cotton Cotton will have a special sale –  25% off entire store (excluding  Continue Reading

National Park Service Awards Technical Assistance Grant to Old Military Road Trail Committee

Written on December 5, 2019 at 11:55 am, by

Formal planning will soon be underway on a long-distance San Juan Island trail thanks to a recently awarded grant from the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA). The island-based Old Military Road Trail committee is one of 40 recipients nationwide of the grant, which provides technical assistance for community-led recreation projects.  Continue Reading

Flea and Craft Market

Written on December 3, 2019 at 11:59 am, by

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 7th from 9am-1pm and join us at the Winter Flea & Craft Market at the Fairgrounds! The American Legion Auxiliary booth will be open for breakfast & lunch from 8:30am – 1:00pm and proceeds will go towards their scholarship fund, which is open to all seniors. Friday Harbor Middle  Continue Reading

FANS Thanks Donors for Its $6,000 End-of-Year Donation to Island Rec

Written on November 28, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

This December, FANS’ (Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec) generous donors helped the group contribute $6,000 to Island Rec, for a 2019 total of $12,000. These funds provide much needed support for Island Rec programs, parks and events, including Music on the Lawn, swimming lessons and vital scholarships to provide assistance for families, just to  Continue Reading

Santa is on his way!

Written on November 28, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Hey Kids – Santa is coming to King’s Marine (upstairs from King’s Market). Come get your photo with him on Saturday, November 30 from 10am to 1pm. Santa will arrive at 10:00 am on a fire truck – Don’t miss it! Donations accepted – all proceeds go to the food bank.

Land Bank Volunteer Event

Written on November 26, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Taming Invasive Blackberry at Westside Preserve Work off some holiday calories with the Land Bank! Grab out of town guests, some gloves and water, and join Outreach Coordinator, Tanja Williamson, to clear invasive Himalayan blackberry along the trails of Westside Preserve. Friday, November 29th from 10 am to Noon at Westside Preserve, San Juan Island  Continue Reading

Island Lights Festival

Written on November 26, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Island Lights Festival on November 30th. This kickoff event for the Friday Harbor Winterfest is on a Saturday this year so more families are able to attend. Once again the Chamber is partnering with Island Rec and the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild.  Continue Reading

Island Rec’s Winter Break School’s Out Camp

Written on November 23, 2019 at 6:30 am, by

Are you looking for somewhere for your kids to be during their winter break from school? Our Winter Break Camp will provide structured, themed activities for your Kindergarteners-5th Graders in two day sessions at Friday Harbor Elementary School. We will operate camp in the following two-day sessions with the following themes December 26th & 27th (Survive the Wild),  Continue Reading

Construction Work Means Temporary Trail Closure

Written on November 11, 2019 at 7:05 am, by

By Louise Dustrude – Construction of the new American Camp Visitor Center is under way and it is expected to continue through August 2020. In addition to the new building there will be improvements to the parking area, a new access road from farther east along Cattle Point Road, and some ADA pathways in the  Continue Reading

Pickleball at the Fairgrounds

Written on November 6, 2019 at 6:28 pm, by

This notice is being published again with corrected information… Join us in the sport that is sweeping the nation! Pickleball is a fun sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. It has simple rules that make is accessible to a wide range of age ranges and skill levels. The sport was invented  Continue Reading

Land Bank Wants to Hear from You!

Written on November 6, 2019 at 8:35 am, by

The Land Bank is seeking input as they develop a Stewardship and Management Plan for Zylstra Lake Preserve. To start the process, there will be a public scoping meeting on Thursday, November 7th from 5:30pm-7:00pm at Brickworks. Land Bank staff will share the results of resource assessments, including ecological, habitat and agriculture, followed with the  Continue Reading

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Written on October 29, 2019 at 8:10 am, by

Halloween fun at Islanders Bank Islanders Bank employees carved and decorated these pumpkins and then bank customers voted on the winner from each Islanders Bank branch (Friday Harbor, Lopez and Orcas). The bank’s board of directors selected the overall winning pumpkin (above), carved by Samantha Berkseth. Click below to see the larger versions of these  Continue Reading

Lily Presentation

Written on October 29, 2019 at 8:09 am, by

Dianna Gibson, owner of B&D Lilies in Port Townsend, is coming to Friday Harbor Tuesday, November 5th for a presentation on lilies and lily culture at the monthly meeting of the San Juan Island Garden Club. B&D Lilies is a family owned and operated farm specializing in garden-tested bulbs for over 35 years. Known for  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Christmas Bird Count

Written on October 28, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Note: it’s a little earlier this year… Saturday, December 14, 2019 From Christmas Bird Hunts to Christmas Bird Counts –119 Years of Counting In 1900 ornithologist Frank Chapman along with other conservationists were disturbed at the slaughter of birds in the annual holiday event called the “side hunt”. The team that shot the most birds  Continue Reading

Island Lights Festival

Written on October 24, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Friday Harbor Winterfest begins November 30th with the Island Lights Festival The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Island Lights Festival on November 30th. This kickoff event for the Friday Harbor Winterfest is on a Saturday this year so more families are able to attend. Once again the Chamber  Continue Reading