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November 2017

11.19.17: Volunteer Event ~ Be Thankful & Plant Some Trees With the Land Trust

November 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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We've got trees to plant, land that needs trees planted - and we need YOU to help make it happen the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Location TBD We'll supply the tools, gloves, and snacks. Bring your weather appropriate work clothing/footwear and water. Rain or shine.  

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11.28.17: Trail Tuesdays with Caitlin – Location TBD

November 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every second and fourth Tuesday, Caitlin gathers her intrepid group of trail volunteers to do some good out in our Island parks and preserves. Check back here or send Caitlin an email Caitlin@vashonlandtrust.org  to find out the location for this event.

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11.30.17 at 6:30pm: Free Community Event ~ November Land Trust Book Group

November 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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November book group will focus on the book "Beneath the Trees" written by Islander Laurel Saville Beneath the Trees is about an ambitious wildlife biologist, Colden McComb hikes the rugged Adirondack mountains, tracking moose and beaver, and navigates the halls of academia, jockeying for a place in the male-dominated world of conservation research. SPECIAL GUEST: Ms. Saville will be at Book Group, so you'll have an opportunity to talk with and ask the author questions. Vashon Book Shop is offering…

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December 2017

Matsuda Farm Open House Vashon Holiday Art Studio Tour

December 2 @ 10:00 am - December 3 @ 4:00 pm
Matsuda Farm, 19201 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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Our Matsuda farmhouse tenant, Sonja Bergstrom, has offered to open the historic home during the Vashon Island Art Studio Tour December 2-3 & 9-10. If you're looking for holiday gift ideas and are interested in seeing the results of the renovation, made possible from a grant from the Washington State Department of Historic Preservation, head on over to stop #21 (19201 Vashon HWY SW - behind K2).

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12.9.17 at 6:30pm: Vashon Land Trust Event ~ An Evening with the Van Redeker Band!

December 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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$25.00

Join the Vashon Land Trust for an intimate evening of acoustic music with Vashon's own Van Redeker Band. The Van Redeker Band performs dynamic interpretations of songs by some of music's greatest songwriters, including The Beatles, Annie Lennox, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, as well as originals by veteran songwriter Daryl Redeker. This concert will feature unique acoustic arrangements of popular songs from the Van Redeker Band repertory as well as new songs performed for the first time.…

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January 2018

1.1.18: Vashon Land Trust Annual Native Tree Sale Begins!

January 1, 2018

New year, new native tree sale! Each year the Land Trust selects native trees and shrubs for their qualities as attractive landscape plants as well as their ability to attract wildlife and thrive in our Puget Lowland soils and climate. Be on the lookout for our Island-wide postcard with a list of species we will offer. Starting January 1st, orders can be made online, in-person, or the day-of pick-up (Saturday, Feb 3rd).  

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1.13.18: Vashon Land Trust Presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival

January 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Vashon Theater, 17723 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival A CELEBRATION OF OUR ENVIRONMENT! We are proud and excited to bring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Vashon Island for one day and one day only, on January 13, 2018.  A collection of short films that will delight the senses, inform our minds and help us appreciate nature and the struggles to protect it. Films were selected from a collection of over 100 films shown at the annual film festival held in Nevada…

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1.25.18 at 6:30pm: Free Community Event ~ January Land Trust Book Group

January 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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January Book Group will discuss the book "Witness Tree" by Lynda Mapes. With SPECIAL GUEST: Lynda Mapes! This book offers readers the experience of the changing seasons as people have for centuries, watching for each new bud, listening for each new bird call in spring, savoring the cadence of falling autumn leaves, and the glory of snow on a bare branch, all from the authors year spent under a 100 year old oak in the Harvard Forest. Vashon Book Shop…

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February 2018

2.3.18 at 10am: Vashon Land Trust Native Tree Sale ~ Order Pick-up & Day-of Sales

February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Come pick up your Land Trust native trees & shrubs and peruse the day-of offerings.  

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May 2018

Mother’s Day Weekend May 12-13: Whispering Firs Bog Tours ~ Reservations Required

May 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - May 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Whispering Firs Bog Vashon, WA 98070 + Google Map

Email to get on the waiting list for our annual Whispering Firs Bog tours. Join us on a tour of the place that was the catalyst that created the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust! Because of the delicate nature of the bog, we keep the access limited to reserved, guided tours Mother's Day weekend. Spring is a wonderful time to see species unique to sphagnum fens: labrador tea, tiny carnivorous sundews, and bog laurel. We offer three one-hour tours per day…

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