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.

August 2014–July 2015

  • August 2, 2014 - PADDLE TO HENRY ISLAND
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    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.

    Shuttle service from the Friday Harbor ferry dock is included, as well as kayak rental and gear. We'll plan on a 10 a.m.-ish departure, launching from the north end of San Juan Island at Snug Harbor for a 45 minute paddle. Once on Henry Island, you'll be treated to a tour of Mosquito Pass Preserve. Bring your lunch and we'll picnic and explore the beach before returning at about 3 pm. Exact times will depend on ferry schedules and will be confirmed once the sign up list is complete.

    All gear included except dry bags. (staff have a dry bag for loan if you need one.) Due to liability reasons, participants are not allowed to use their own kayaks. Limited to 12 guests. $65 per person includes kayak rental. Details will be sent prior to the event.

    Please note this trip is now full. To be placed on the waiting list, 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!

  • August 23, 2014 - WALDRON FIELD TRIP
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    WALDRON FIELD TRIP

    On this member field trip we'll start with a scenic boat ride to visit the Preservation Trust's Cowlitz Preserve-- just a short walk from the Waldron dock. There we'll learn about conservation efforts on the island and the plants and animals that live there. You'll have time to pick summer blackberries (yum!) and kids can participate in a nature scavenger hunt (everything we find stays on the preserve, except the berries!). Bring your lunch for a picnic on the beach.

    Schedule: Boat leaves Deer Harbor at 9:30 a.m. and Friday Harbor at 10:15 a.m. We'll return to Friday Harbor at 3 pm and Deer Harbor at approximately 3:30 pm.

    A trip fee to help cover boat transportation is $40 per adult and $10 for those under 16 years. Details and confirmation will be sent prior to the event.

    There is currently space available on this trip! To sign up, contact Bella at bella@sjpt.org or (360) 378-2461.

  • September 21, 2014 - LOPEZ HARVEST TOUR
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    LOPEZ HARVEST TOUR

    Celebrate the bounty of the autumn harvest! Bicycle to visit three working farms for a tour and a chance to meet & greet Lopez farmers. After, we'll gather at the historic Port Stanley Schoolhouse to enjoy music and a delicious harvest feast of locally-produced food and beverages. $25 per person.

    Sunday, September 21
    Farm tour - 11 a.m. to 1:30 pm.
    Harvest Feast 1:30 pm - 4 pm.

    Biking distance from our meeting point at Port Stanley Schoolhouse is less than 4 miles round-trip with a gentle grade.

    if you're not a biker, and would prefer to join us for the harvest fest only then please do!
    RSVP REQUIRED. To register, please contact Bella French at 360-378-2461 or bella@sjpt.org.

  • October 25, 2014 - WILD EDIBLES
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    WILD EDIBLES

    Learn what's safe to pick and eat as we forage for delectable surprises. Join us on this Orcas Island fall hike as we search for and identify Pacific Northwest seaweed, plants and mushrooms. Recipes provided if you'd like to cook up your wild edibles at home!

    This class will be co-led by Dr. Ryan Drum, specialist in edible plants and seaweeds, along with Alden Remington, mushroom expert. Both are residents of Waldron. Class fee is $25 per person. Exact times and location to be announced. Suitable for ages 10 and up.

    To register, please contact Bella French at 360-378-2461 or bella@sjpt.org.

  • November 14, 2014 - WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
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    WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL

    Back by popular demand, don't miss this wide variety of short documentary films featuring heart-stopping adventure, thought-provoking issues, and the wonder of the great outdoors. Friday, Nov. 14 & Saturday, Nov. 15 at Orcas Center in Eastsound.
    Different short films will be shown each evening that are sure to thrill you, cause you to ponder and often make you laugh. Suitable for most ages.

    Tickets will be available through www.orcascenter.org

  • November 15, 2014 - WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
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    WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL

    Back by popular demand, don't miss this wide variety of short documentary films featuring heart-stopping adventure, thought-provoking issues, and the wonder of the great outdoors. Friday, Nov. 14 & Saturday, Nov. 15 at Orcas Center in Eastsound.
    Different short films will be shown each evening that are sure to thrill you, cause you to ponder and often make you laugh. Suitable for most ages.

    Tickets will be available through www.orcascenter.org