Topic: Recreation

Know Your Island Walk

Written on January 25, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Don’t forget – this is happening today – The first Know Your Island Walk of the new year will be on Saturday, January 25, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, starting at American Camp’s Redoubt. Mike Vouri, retired National Park historian, will lead this walk — as he did the very first walk in the series  Continue Reading

Winter Birding Workshop

Written on January 22, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

The Whale Museum is holding a “Winter Birding Workshop in the San Juans” in partnership with San Juan Islands Audubon. Taking place the weekend of February 7-9, 2020, the intent is to increase birding skills through field trips and presentations. This workshop is ideal for those wishing to continue their education as a naturalist or  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on January 21, 2020 at 7:17 am, by

The first Know Your Island Walk of the new year will be on Saturday, January 25, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, starting at American Camp’s Redoubt. Mike Vouri, retired National Park historian, will lead this walk — as he did the very first walk in the series in January 2011. The Redoubt, a military defensive  Continue Reading

Lego Camp

Written on January 20, 2020 at 7:28 am, by

Jedi Engineering with LEGO The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi. Explore engineering principles as we construct the Ewok Village on Endor, fly through space on our X-Wings, and defend the Echo Base on Hoth. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire. An instructor from  Continue Reading

Futsal

Written on January 18, 2020 at 5:37 am, by

Island Rec is excited to announce that they are offering another installment of Futsal. Join Coach Randy Martin for skills work and games in this fast paced, dynamic indoor soccer game. Sessions are held Saturday afternoons at the Fair Building; February 1st – 29th for ages 8-18. Ages 8-10 play 11:00am-12:00 pm Ages 11-14 play  Continue Reading

News from SJC Fairgrounds

Written on January 16, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

New year, new events!  There will be a lot to look forward to in 2020 at the Fairgrounds, so mark your calendars and save the date!  Join us for a day of real life fun in the Marie Boe Building with VR games brought to you by Heady Virtual Reality on Saturday, February 8th from  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Written on January 12, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

Our caller this month is Amy Wimmer from Seattle. Amy and her husband Tom run the weekly dance at the Phinney Ridge Community Center, and Amy is a master at providing folks with a good time! The band this month is our own Spuds, who you’ve seen playing at the farmers market and other local  Continue Reading

Mt. Grant Driving Access Closed this Sunday

Written on January 11, 2020 at 2:32 pm, by

Economy, Environment and Health Benefit from Trails, Two New Studies Show

Written on January 10, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

This just in from the Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office… Executive Summary OLYMPIA–Trails contribute more than $8.2 billion to the state’s economy, according to companion studies released today by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. Done in collaboration with Washington Trails Association, Washington Bikes, and the University of Washington, the studies look at  Continue Reading

New LEGO Club at the Library

Written on January 9, 2020 at 12:45 am, by

Do you know an elementary school child who loves building with LEGOS? We do! The San Juan Island Library and San Juan Island 4-H are happy to announce a special LEGO Club this winter for children in grades K-5th. The LEGO Club will meet weekly in the Library meeting room afterschool on Thursdays for six  Continue Reading

Advance Camping Reservations for Year-Round Residents

Written on January 7, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan County Parks Camping Reservation Information for Year-Round Residents San Juan County Parks & Fair is again offering advance camping reservations for people who reside in our county year ‘round! Choose from San Juan County Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds (RVs only), Odlin County Park, and Shaw County Park for any dates in 2020.  Continue Reading

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