Topic: Recreation

The Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale is Online!

Written on May 4, 2020 at 9:01 am, by

No stand­ing in lines and no rushed shop­ping at the Mullis Senior Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter this year. We are online only in com­pli­ance with all safe­ty guide­lines for COVID-19. Our Spring Plant Sale starts at 9am, Tues­day, May 5.  Healthy veg­gie starts need new homes! Eight new vari­eties this year, includ­ing two deli­cious cher­ry toma­toes, cucum­bers, cab­bages and  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County State Parks to Open for Day Use on May 5th

Written on May 3, 2020 at 8:24 am, by

On April 27th, Gov­er­nor Inslee announced a May 5th par­tial open­ing of some out­door recre­ation activ­i­ties. Includ­ed in his action was a open­ing of many State Parks across Wash­ing­ton for day use activ­i­ties. How­ev­er, he held off on announc­ing any open­ing of San Juan Coun­ty State Parks, pend­ing sup­port from San Juan Coun­ty deci­sion mak­ers.  Con­tin­ue Reading

A Note from the Library

Written on April 27, 2020 at 9:01 am, by

Library staff are work­ing hard, albeit remote­ly, to serve the com­mu­ni­ty in new ways to meet your chang­ing needs.  We’ve heard that many of you miss our Staff Picks book rec­om­men­da­tions in the Library; these are now avail­able online in our new and improved Read­ing Room.   Staff mem­bers have answered ques­tions about read­ing inter­ests and are shar­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec – May Fitness via ZOOM

Written on April 25, 2020 at 5:56 am, by

  Are you miss­ing your morn­ing fit­ness class rou­tine? Island Rec is con­tin­u­ing to car­ry class­es with Jacque­lyn Reiff and Kate­ri­na Wen through the end of May 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  Con­tin­ue Reading

An Update from the Land Bank

Written on April 17, 2020 at 9:14 am, by

Land Bank Pre­serves con­tin­ue to remain open despite oth­er fed­er­al and state pub­lic land clo­sures because we believe peo­ple need access to nature close to home, espe­cial­ly when noth­ing else in life seems nor­mal. We islanders are for­tu­nate enough to live in a place where we can get out­side and take in fresh air while  Con­tin­ue Reading

2020: A Fair Odyssey

Written on April 15, 2020 at 6:56 am, by

Plan­ning for the San Juan Coun­ty Fair occurs year round.  As plan­ning con­tin­ues for the 2020 San Juan Coun­ty Fair, each day presents new sit­u­a­tions, issues to explore, and oppor­tu­ni­ties for cre­ative prob­lem solv­ing.  In case you haven’t heard, the San Juan Coun­ty Fair Board select­ed a futur­is­tic theme for this year — “2020: A  Con­tin­ue Reading

COVID-19 Crisis Increases Gratitude for Greenspace and Highlights Need to Leash Dogs

Written on April 10, 2020 at 9:33 am, by

Land Bank Pre­serves remain open despite oth­er pub­lic land clo­sures because we believe peo­ple need access to nature close to home, espe­cial­ly when noth­ing else in life seems nor­mal. Ear­ly evi­dence sug­gests that dogs don’t spread COVID-19. How­ev­er, cur­rent social dis­tanc­ing rules apply to both peo­ple and their pets. To that end, we want to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec Programs Cancelled

Written on April 7, 2020 at 2:21 pm, by

An update from the San Juan Island Park and Recre­ation Dis­trict board of com­mis­sion­ers: All Island Rec in-per­­son pro­grams for April and May remain can­celled in order to pre­vent com­mu­ni­ty spread of COVID-19. Have you tried one of our adult fit­ness LIVE Zoom class­es with Jacque­lyn Reiff or Kate­ri­na Wen? It is a great way  Con­tin­ue Reading

BLM Spokane District temporarily closes additional recreation sites

Written on April 6, 2020 at 3:01 pm, by

Spokane, Wash. – The health and safe­ty of our vis­i­tors and staff remains the first pri­or­i­ty of the Bureau of Land Man­age­ment (BLM). Fol­low­ing guid­ance from the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion, our local part­ners and the state of Wash­ing­ton, the BLM is tem­porar­i­ly clos­ing the fol­low­ing recre­ation sites, effec­tive today, to help lim­it  Con­tin­ue Reading

From San Juan County, HOT TOPIC #9: Navigating Nature

Written on March 30, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

COVID-19 updates from San Juan Coun­ty around sub­jects on the minds of islandersNav­i­gat­ing This arti­cle is from Bran­don Cad­well, Chief of Vis­i­tor and Youth Engage­ment at San Juan Island Nation­al His­tor­i­cal Park. Now is the time to take the road less trav­eled. Or per­haps, the trail or side­walk less trav­eled. As the Chief of Vis­i­tor and Youth  Con­tin­ue Reading

Walking at English Camp

Written on March 29, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

“And because enjoy­ing the out­doors is crit­i­cal to sup­port­ing your men­tal health, you can still go for a walk or a bike ride or gar­den in your yard.” Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee from his “Stay home, stay healthy” order. “Eng­lish Camp is good hik­ing spot with its upland trails to Young Hill, Bell Point loop, West­cott  Con­tin­ue Reading

All Washington State Parks Closed Temporarily Through April 30

Written on March 27, 2020 at 4:03 pm, by

This week, we announced the tem­po­rary full clo­sure of all Wash­ing­ton state parks for at least two weeks. The deci­sion fol­lows Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order issued on Tues­day. We want to do our part to help pre­vent the spread of the Coro­n­avirus, COVID-19. The mea­sure adds to our March 22 deci­sion  Con­tin­ue Reading

Spring Fling at the Fairgrounds

Written on February 26, 2020 at 5:48 am, by

Love the 80’s?  They are back, at least for a night at the San Juan Coun­ty Fair­grounds. The Spring Fling, Adult Prom will be held on March 28th show­cas­ing live music by Prom Date Mix­tape. Come dance the night away to the sounds of The Cure, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, U2, Flock of Seag­ulls, Wham!,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Orcas Island Lit Fest

Written on February 24, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Where can book lovers go to rub shoul­ders with the likes of Tim­o­thy Egan, Nico­la Grif­fith and Luis Alber­to Urrea, and also take in a lit­tle jaw-drop­ping splen­dor while they’re at it?  If you’re a book lover, you owe it to your­self to make the trip at least once to the Orcas Island Lit Fest. Now  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Yacht Club Open House — Saturday

Written on February 24, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

The Yacht Club is host­ing an open house Sat­ur­day Feb­ru­ary 29th from 5–7pm for any­one inter­est­ed in check­ing out what one of the island’s most active clubs has to offer. The club is a diverse com­mu­ni­ty of near­ly 300 active and fun islanders and a great place to make friends and ful­ly expe­ri­ence our island home.  Con­tin­ue Reading

New Telescope for Loan at the San Juan Island Library

Written on February 21, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Com­mu­ni­ty Projects Press Release Are you inter­est­ed in astron­o­my? Do you love explor­ing the won­ders that space has to offer? Well, here at the Library we do! And, thanks to the admirable Com­mu­ni­ty Project fundrais­ing efforts of two of our Fri­day Har­bor High School stu­dents, Allie and Tyler Flem­ing, the San Juan Island Library is  Con­tin­ue Reading