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.

July 2014–June 2015

  • July 17, 2014 - VOLUNTEER FIELD DAY SAN JUAN ISLAND
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    VOLUNTEER FIELD DAY SAN JUAN ISLAND

    Here's a field day with a view! We’re looking for a few extra hands to help out at Hunter Preserve on San Juan Island, a ten acre preserve on the southwest slope of Mount Dallas. This stunning view property is prized for its remnant prairie ecosystem and wildflowers. Tasks will include removing small Doug firs and English hawthorn, and installing a San Juan Preservation Trust sign.

    Hours will be from 9 am to noon on Thursday, July 17. To sign up, please contact Bella at bella@sjpt.org or (360) 378-2461.

    Bring work gloves, water, snacks, and hand tools if you have them!

  • 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. Limited to 25 guests.

    PLEASE NOTE: This trip is now full. To be placed on a waiting list, please contact Bella French at bella@sjpt.org or call (360) 378-2461.SJPT members given priority. Not a member? Not a problem! You can join today!

  • 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 (or drive if you wish) 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 2 pm - 4 pm.

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

    Join us! 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 on the forest floor. Join us on this Orcas Island fall hike as we find and identify Pacific Northwest plants and fungi. Recipes provided if you'd like to cook up your wild edibles at home!

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

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

    Back by popular demand and co-hosted with Orcas Center, this diverse series features a variety of short documentary films that contain scenic adventure, thought-provoking issues, and the wonder of the outdoors.

    Friday, Nov. 15 & Saturday, Nov. 16
    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 $10 for adults, $5 under 12. Separate tickets for Friday and Saturday will be available this fall through www.orcascenter.org

  • November 16, 2014 - WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
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    WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL

    Back by popular demand and co-hosted with Orcas Center, this diverse series features a variety of short documentary films that contain scenic adventure, thought-provoking issues, and the wonder of the outdoors.

    Friday, Nov. 15 & Saturday, Nov. 16
    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 $10 for adults, $5 under 12. Separate tickets for Friday and Saturday will be available this fall through www.orcascenter.org