Calendar

We’re pleased to present a number of educational, diverse, and downright fun events each year. Here is your opportunity to explore some of the hidden (and not-so-hidden) jewels in the San Juan Islands, all protected by the San Juan Preservation Trust.

Please note that current Preservation Trust members have first priority for these events and outings. Not a member? Not a problem! You can join now!

Questions regarding any of our outings can be directed to Bella French , Outreach & Membership Manager, at (360) 378-2461 or bella@sjpt.org.

Questions regarding our fieldwork days can be directed to Kathleen Foley, Program Director, 360-378-2461 or kathleenf@sjpt.org.

April 2014–March 2015

  • April 10, 2014 - ORCAS BIRD FESTIVAL Apr 10-12
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    ORCAS BIRD FESTIVAL Apr 10-12

    Check out the Orcas Island Bird & Wildlife Festival with speakers, workshops and activities celebrating birds and wildlife!

    Don't miss SJPT Stewardship Manager, Kathleen Foley, who will speak on "Western Bluebird Reintroduction in the San Juan Islands" on Friday, April 11 from 7 PM - 8 PM.

    BirdFest will kick off with an opening night dinner and reception on Thursday, April 10th with featured speaker Thor Hanson, author of the highly acclaimed book Feathers, and San Juan Preservation Trust board member.

    For a complete schedule visit the website at www.orcasislandbirdfest.com. For more information, call (360) 376-2273.

  • April 25, 2014 - WALDRON VOLUNTEER FIELD DAY
    10:00 am - 2:30 pm

    WALDRON VOLUNTEER FIELD DAY

    Join us on Waldron's Disney Mountain Preserve for a trail maintenance work day. Boat transportation provided to & from Orcas and San Juan. For times and sign up, contact Bella French at bella@sjpt.org or 378-2461.

  • April 26, 2014 - WILDFLOWER WALK ON VENDOVI
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    WILDFLOWER WALK ON VENDOVI

    Our first member field trip of the season kicks off with an outing to Vendovi Island to view the spring wildflower bloom. We'll depart from Anacortes for a boat ride to Vendovi, where SJPT staff will lead us on an interpretive walking tour of the island. 10 am to 3 pm. $40 per person covers boat transportation and a box lunch.

    RSVP to Bella French, Membership & Outreach Manager, bella@sjpt.org or (360) 378-2461.

    Photo credit: Ferdi Businger

  • May 17, 2014 - ANNUAL MEETING & LUNCHEON
    11:45 am - 1:45 pm

    ANNUAL MEETING & LUNCHEON

    All members are welcome to join us at our 2014 Annual Membership Meeting & Luncheon on May 17. Meet SJPT board and staff as we review highlights from the past year, celebrate 35 years of conservation and hear about current and emerging projects. As an added bonus, Yellow Island land steward Phil Green will share his musings and observations from 15 years of living in a small handcrafted beach cabin on an island preserve. You'll hear his presentation, "Food Webs of the Salish Sea" as you enjoy your lunch.

    The Yacht Club is located just above the Port of Friday Harbor Marina, a five-minute walk from the San Juan Island ferry landing at 273 Front Street. Note: the meeting and lunch have been scheduled to accommodate ferry travel to and from all islands.

    To RSVP, please send a reservation request plus $20 per person to San Juan Preservation Trust, PO Box 327, Lopez Island, WA 98261. Questions? Contact Bella French at bella@sjpt.org or (360) 468-4093.

    Thank you for making our work possible. We hope to see you there!

  • May 21, 2014 - SHAW ISLAND VOLUNTEER DAY
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    SHAW ISLAND VOLUNTEER DAY

    Lend a hand at Graham Preserve on Shaw Island and help us spruce up our newly completed trail! We'll also tackle some invasive holly. Event times may vary slightly depending on ferry schedule. For sign up information contact Bella French at bella@sjpt.org or 378-2461.

  • June 7, 2014 - GRAHAM PRESERVE HIKE
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    GRAHAM PRESERVE HIKE

    Help us officially open this new public trail on Shaw Island on our second member outing of the season. We'll hike two miles roundtrip through a lovely forest with a mid-day stop at Indian Cove where you can picnic on the beach. This free, family-friendly event is good for all ages. Exact times could vary slightly due to ferry schedules. To RSVP, please contact bella@sjpt.org or 378-2461.

  • June 11, 2014 - VOLUNTEER ON DECATUR ISLAND
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    VOLUNTEER ON DECATUR ISLAND

    Extra hands are needed for this volunteer field day on beautiful Kimball Preserve located on Decatur Island. We'll be placing protective coverings around oak saplings and removing blackberry bushes. Boat transport will be provided to and from Lopez Island. To sign up, please contact Bella French at bella@sjpt.org or 378-2461.

  • July 26, 2014 - CLASSIC SCHOONER SAIL
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    CLASSIC SCHOONER SAIL

    Step aboard and join us for an evening cruise around San Juan Island! Enjoy the thrill of a traditional wooden schooner and learn about Salish Sea wildlife from our on-board naturalists. The two-hour cruise departs from and returns to Friday Harbor. 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Fee is $65 per person; includes wine, beer and nibbles. To register, please contact Bella French at bella@sjpt.org or call (360) 378-2461. Limited to 20 guests. SJPT members given priority. Not a member? Not a problem! You can join today!

  • August 2, 2014 - PADDLE TO HENRY ISLAND
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    PADDLE TO HENRY ISLAND

    The summer weather will be upon us in late July! What better time to enjoy the islands by kayak? Both seasoned paddlers and those new to kayaking are invited to join this paddle to Henry Island. We'll launch from the north end of San Juan Island for a gentle crossing. Once on Henry Island, you will receive a tour of Mosquito Pass Preserve. Bring your lunch and we'll picnic on the beach before returning. Approximate times will be 10 a.m to 3 pm. Limited to 12 guests. $65 per person includes kayak rental.

    To sign up, please contact Bella French at bella@sjpt.org or call (360) 378-2461. Priority registration is given to SJPT members. Not a member yet? Considering joining!