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.

February 2015–January 2016

  • March 12, 2015 - LECTURE - REINTRODUCTION OF THE WESTERN BLUEBIRD
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    LECTURE - REINTRODUCTION OF THE WESTERN BLUEBIRD

    Gone for nearly 40 years, the Western Bluebird is returning to the San Juan Islands! Kathleen Foley, naturalist and stewardship manager with the San Juan Preservation Trust, will tell the story of how bird lovers are helping reintroduce the once common bluebird to the Garry oak ecosystem on the islands at this Mountaineers lecture in Seattle. Only $5 at the door. No RSVP required. You do not need to be a member of the Mountaineers to attend. Everyone welcome.

    Mar 12, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center
    7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

    Questions? Contact (206) 525-0744

  • April 18, 2015 - EARTH DAY BEACH CLEAN UP
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    EARTH DAY BEACH CLEAN UP

    Come on out and volunteer for Earth Day! The San Juan Preservation Trust is partnering with BLM on this 10th annual Earth Day event on Lopez Island.

    We'll meet at 10:00 am on April 18 at the Watmough Bay trailhead (south end of Lopez) to receive our beach assignments, establish carpools and identify beach teams. Folks are encouraged to dress for changing weather and bring day packs, water, lunches and snacks. We will provide gloves, trash bags and other supplies.

    Following the cleanup, we will gather the trash and beach litter, share interesting stories of treasures found, snap lots of photos and then mosey our way to the Lopez Dump. Please bring your smiles and great attitudes. RVSP with Kathleen Foley, kathleenf@sjpt.org or (360) 378-2461.

  • April 25, 2015 - WILDFLOWER HIKE
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    WILDFLOWER HIKE

    Hogback Mountain is a 30-acre preserve on Orcas Island, prized for its open meadows and scenic views. Protected in 1998 with the help of local residents, this preserve hosts grassy bald habitat that is becoming increasingly rare in the islands. We’ll begin on a forested boundary trail at Moran State Park that climbs for about a mile to the preserve. At the top you'll be treated to a perfect picnic spot, sprinkled with spring wildflowers. Learn the native plants with the help of SJPT staff. Bring your lunch and relax before heading back down to our starting point.

    Group size limited to 20 people. Free.
    RSVP required. Registration begins April 1 when you can contact Bella French, bella@sjpt.org or call (206) 378-2461.

  • May 9, 2015 - ANNUAL MEETING & LUNCHEON
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    ANNUAL MEETING & LUNCHEON

    Save the date for the Preservation Trust's Annual Meeting & Luncheon! This year we'll be treated to a special presentation by Craig Romano, author of Day Hiking The San Juan and Gulf Islands.

    Hear highlights from the year, meet and greet Preservation Trust staff and trustees, and join other members for a delicious lunch. Held at the San Juan Yacht Club near the Friday Harbor ferry terminal.

    RSVP information coming soon!

  • May 29, 2015 - VOLUNTEER WALDRON ISLAND
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    VOLUNTEER WALDRON ISLAND

    We're bringing back Fieldwork Fridays! This field day is scheduled for May 29 at SJPT's Mt. Disney Preserve on Waldron Island, where we will do some trail clearing.

    Times will be announced closer to the date but keep in mind due to remote locations, you’ll need to plan for a full day. Projects occurring on non-ferry serviced islands will be subject to vessel carrying capacity, so reserve your spot early!

    RSVP: Please confirm your participation with Kathleen Foley, Stewardship Manager, at 360-378-2461 or kathleenf@sjpt.org.

  • June 6, 2015 - BIRDS & BICYCLES
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    BIRDS & BICYCLES

    Hey, you biking and birding enthusiasts -- this one's for you!

    Cycle your way through lovely San Juan Valley as we search for the Western bluebird and other summer avian residents. You'll learn about the Preservation Trust's conserved lands and stop for a scenic picnic lunch along the way. Birding experience is not necessary. Beginning birdwatchers welcome!

    Our route will be a moderate 6-10 mile round-trip bike ride with a few rolling hills. The field trip is from 10 a.m. to 2 pm, departing from and returning to our Friday Harbor office. Limited to 15 participants. RSVP required. Activity level moderate. Free.

    To RSVP, contact Bella French at bella@sjpt.org or (360) 378-2461.

  • June 19, 2015 - VOLUNTEER SHAW ISLAND
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    VOLUNTEER SHAW ISLAND

    Graham Preserve, Shaw Island

    We are bringing back Fieldwork Fridays! This field day will involve fence removal, home site clean up and mowing thistle. Times will be announced closer to the date but keep in mind that you’ll need to plan for a full day.

    Please confirm your participation with Kathleen Foley, Stewardship Manager, at 360-378-2461 or kathleenf@sjpt.org.

  • July 24, 2015 - VOLUNTEER STUART ISLAND
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    VOLUNTEER STUART ISLAND

    On this Fieldwork Friday we'll be working at our Wren Hill Preserve on Stuart Island. The project will involve removing a shed and orchard fencing. Times will be announced closer to the date but keep in mind due to the remote location, you’ll need to plan for a full day. Stuart is a non-ferry serviced island, so this field day will be subject to vessel carrying capacity. Reserve your spot early!

    Please confirm your participation with Kathleen Foley, Stewardship Manager, at 360-378-2461 or kathleenf@sjpt.org.

  • August 14, 2015 - VOLUNTEER HENRY ISLAND
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    VOLUNTEER HENRY ISLAND

    Aug 14: Mosquito Pass Preserve, Henry Island: Rose bush removal, trail clearing

    We are bringing back Fieldwork Fridays! Times will be announced closer to the date but due to remote location, you’ll need to plan for a full day. This project is on non-ferry serviced islands will be subject to vessel carrying capacity, so reserve your spot early!
    Please confirm your participation with Kathleen Foley, Stewardship Manager, at 360-378-2461 or kathleenf@sjpt.org.