Topic: Recreation

July 50 Mile Challenge

Written on June 19, 2020 at 8:11 am, by

Island Rec and Peace Health want you to walk or run 50 Miles in July! Get out­side and enjoy Sum­mer! This is a great way to also train for the Fri­day Har­bor 8.8K Run. You can track your dis­tance using your smart­phone or watch, using many avail­able apps such as Stra­va, Map My Fit­ness, Fit­Bit,  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Yacht Club Calendar Announcement Update

Written on June 15, 2020 at 5:48 am, by

Due to the Covid 19 pan­dem­ic we have made some changes to the annu­al Shaw Island Clas­sic sail­boat race. Please post this event update on your web­site and/or print­ed cal­en­dar. Thanks! Con­tact:  Jim Coren­man, SJIYC Race Com­mit­tee.  (360) 317‑6442 or Although the San Juan Island Yacht Club has post­poned the 50th Shaw Island Clas­sic  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec – Island Scavenger Hunt

Written on June 15, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

We are excit­ed to bring a vir­tu­al scav­enger hunt expe­ri­ence for the whole fam­i­ly to the com­mu­ni­ty this sum­mer. Each week 5 “hunts” will be deliv­ered to your inbox, vary­ing in dif­fi­cul­ty and activ­i­ty type. The objec­tive of these expe­ri­ences will be to learn more about your island and to exper­i­ment with new projects and ideas.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Scouting has Restarted on San Juan Island

Written on June 12, 2020 at 10:50 am, by

Troop Meet­ings are open for all young Men & Women ages 10.5 — 17 Thurs­days 6:30–8 at Camp Bog­a­r­dus Cub Pack Meet­ings are open for all young Boys & Girls ages 6 — 10.5 Wednes­days 5:30–6:30 at Camp Bog­a­r­dus Sea Scout Meet­ings, will restart soon for all Men & Women ages 14–20 Please con­tact Scout­mas­ter /  Con­tin­ue Reading

Discover San Juan Islands 2020

Written on June 10, 2020 at 6:25 am, by

Your Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank turns 30 this year and is cel­e­brat­ing with a mul­ti-island explo­ration. Every pre­serve has a sto­ry – gath­er your fam­i­ly and get out­side this sum­mer to dis­cov­er what your pub­lic lands have to say! The San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank teamed up with the Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Island libraries to  Con­tin­ue Reading


Written on June 7, 2020 at 4:56 pm, by

Fact Check of Whalen Peti­tion Dear Edi­tor and Com­mu­ni­ty, We recent­ly received in the mail Mr. Ron Whalen’s request to have us sign a peti­tion to elim­i­nate the Land Bank by Decem­ber 2020. The request was loaded with false­hoods and out­ra­geous­ly attempt­ed to dupe our com­mu­ni­ty into think­ing that a yes or no answer meant  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec ‑Summer Virtual Class Offerings

Written on June 6, 2020 at 5:58 am, by

Island Rec is excit­ed to offer a few vir­tu­al pro­grams this Sum­mer. Reg­is­tra­tion opens Mon­day June 8th at 7:00am online. We have offer­ings for a wide range of age groups avail­able. Please vis­it our web­site for the com­plete list, and reg­is­tra­tion. For ques­tions, please call 360–378‑4953.

Free Summer Reading Program Take-Home Kits

Written on June 5, 2020 at 1:54 pm, by

To Be Dis­trib­uted for Chil­dren and Teens at FHES on Fri­day, June 12 and Sat­ur­day, June 13 Due to com­mu­ni­ty clo­sures and social dis­tanc­ing mea­sures, the San Juan Island Library’s sum­mer pro­gram will be a bit dif­fer­ent for 2020. San Juan Island Library Youth Ser­vices will be offer­ing Sum­mer Read­ing Pro­gram take-home kits for our island  Con­tin­ue Reading

“2020: A Fair Odyssey” – An Alternative Fair

Written on June 4, 2020 at 5:50 am, by

On Tues­day May 26th the San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil approved plans for the pro­duc­tion of an Alter­na­tive Fair.  The deci­sion was made ear­li­er in May to not host a phys­i­cal Fair at the San Juan Coun­ty Fair­grounds, the rest­ing place of the SJC Fair since 1924.  This deci­sion was made with heavy minds and hearts, tak­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Trail Times: Spring Discoveries

Written on June 2, 2020 at 10:19 am, by

The fol­low­ing is shared from the Old Mil­i­tary Road Trail Com­mit­tee… Hel­lo Fel­low Islanders and Hik­ers, It seems that for many of us, ‘hun­ker­ing down’ on San Juan Island has involved enjoy­ing our mul­ti­tude of trails and even choos­ing some new trails to explore. If you’ve not yet expe­ri­enced the Amer­i­can Camp Trail, spring­time is  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec – June & July Adult Fitness via ZOOM

Written on May 28, 2020 at 2:22 pm, by

Island Rec is con­tin­u­ing to car­ry class­es with Jacque­lyn Reiff and Kate­ri­na Wen through the end of July via Zoom. All class­es will be accessed through a live Zoom video link that is sent to you each morn­ing of class. Sign up for the whole month, or a drop-in option is also avail­able. To reg­is­ter, please  Con­tin­ue Reading

HOT TOPIC #23: May 21, 2020: The 2020 Memorial Day Weekend in the San Juan Islands

Written on May 21, 2020 at 3:42 pm, by

COVID-19 updates from San Juan Coun­ty around sub­jects on the minds of islanders With roots dat­ing back to the Civ­il War, Memo­r­i­al Day is a time for our nation to remem­ber and hon­or mil­i­tary per­son­nel who died while serv­ing in the Unit­ed States Armed Forces. In addi­tion, Memo­r­i­al Day week­end is the tra­di­tion­al kick-off to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Protect What You Love: Green Boating in the San Juan Islands

Written on May 21, 2020 at 7:42 am, by

The 2020 boat­ing sea­son is offi­cial­ly upon us, and soon our anchor­ages will begin to fill with local and vis­it­ing pri­vate boats. Our amaz­ing group of islands, where boaters find won­der and relax­ation, are also where fish and wildlife find food and shel­ter. One of the Sal­ish Sea’s most crit­i­cal and sen­si­tive marine habi­tats is eel­grass.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter from the Labs

Written on May 13, 2020 at 8:29 am, by

To the Edi­tor: In this time of Stay-at-Home reg­u­la­tions, coin­cid­ing with some love­ly spring weath­er, we at the Fri­day Har­bor Labs (FHL) have noticed increased use of Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton prop­er­ties. We absolute­ly under­stand the desire to get out of the house and find new places to explore, and we want to be good neigh­bors,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Driving Access to Mount Grant Preserve Summit Resumes Sunday, May 10th

Written on May 8, 2020 at 6:36 am, by

Your Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank will resume open­ing the gate at Mount Grant Pre­serve begin­ning this Sun­day, May 10th.   We have switched to our spring/summer cal­en­dar and dri­ving access to the sum­mit will be avail­able twice a week, Sun­days and Wednes­days from 10am to 7pm. Please con­tin­ue fol­low­ing social dis­tanc­ing guide­lines when­ev­er vis­it­ing your pre­serves: If you’re  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec Cancellations

Written on May 5, 2020 at 8:56 am, by

The San Juan Island Park and Recre­ation Dis­trict com­mis­sion­ers have made the dif­fi­cult deci­sion to can­cel all in-per­­son pro­grams and events for sum­mer 2020 based on Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee’s ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order and his four phas­es of reopen­ing, in addi­tion to Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Health guide­lines. The health and safe­ty of our  Con­tin­ue Reading