February 25, 2011 – 7:18 pm
Saturday, February 26 at 1:00 pm
Del Fairfax Preserve (Oak Harbor)
To encourage awareness and public use of some of its protected properties, in 2011, the Land Trust will host a walking tour every month at one of its protected properties. Join the Land Trust on Saturday, February 26th at 1:00 at the Del Fairfax Preserve. Just show up; no RSVP is required!
To reach the walk leader after office hours call (360) 632-9140.
Directions to the preserve: From Highway 20 turn north onto Zylstra Road. Head north on Zylstra Road for approximately 3 miles until you see the Zystra Road Fire Station on your left. Turn left onto a wide gravel road in front of the fire station and park on the right next to the fence. The Del Fairfax sign will be in front of you. Please do not block the gravel road or the Zylstra Road Fire Station bay doors.
February 24, 2011 – 6:52 pm
The Land Trust has canceled this afternoon’s volunteer celebration due to the weather and icy road conditions.
February 15, 2011 – 12:11 am
Tune in Friday February 25, 2011 to hear “Restoring Native Prairie” featuring Cheryl Lowe, Land Steward for the Whidbey Camano Land Trust. This segment will air on the local NPR Station KPLU (88.5 FM) at 8:58 am.
BirdNote is a two-minute radio series that airs daily on KPLU Seattle/Tacoma and 50 other public radio stations across the country. About 500,000 listeners hear BirdNote daily. All shows may also be heard at www.birdnote.org on and after their air date.
The BirdNote show combines the power of good storytelling with the rich songs and calls of birds to engage listeners in the lives of birds and the challenges they face. The sounds are provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
A recent generous grant from The Lufkin Family Foundation has made it possible for BirdNote to create 100 shows about the state of North America’s birds and highlight the work of individuals and groups who are improving natural habitat. The stories have the power to inspire others to similar action.
Chris Peterson, Executive Producer of BirdNote says, “Cheryl and her team are showing others what’s possible! Whenever habitat is improved, birds and people benefit. We at BirdNote are grateful for the work of Whidbey Camano Land Trust to permanently protect habitat for birds and for what their dedication says about the people of Whidbey and Camano.”
February 11, 2011 – 8:53 pm
Hammons Work Party
Saturday, February 19th 9AM – Noon
The last couple days of sunny weather have inspired those of us in the stewardship field. It is time for more work parties! We are going to have an English Holly removal party! Bring your hand saws and we’ll take down some of the big ones along with the resprouts.
Holly may look pretty, but it is also invasive. Hammons has quite a few large Holly trees and some smaller ones as well. We are going to be pulling up the little ones with weed wrenches (super fun!) and cutting down the larger ones. If there is extra time we’ll be digging blackberries as well. This work party will be led by our excellent volunteer Site Stewards John Boone and Tom Trimbath.
Please RSVP to Jessica Larson at (360) 222-3310 or email@example.com if you plan on attending. Thanks so much for your help!