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October 2017

10.29.17: Free Land Trust Sponsored Event ~ Creating Fully Fertile Soil with David Yarrow & Zero Waste Vashon

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Zero Waste Vashon is sponsoring a talk by David Yarrow at the Land Trust on Sun., Oct. 29th, from 2 to 4 pm. Yarrow's topic is Creating Fully Fertile Soil. As an earth activist, he has taught workshops and university courses and written about carbon-smart biological agriculture. He has researched soil amendments over decades, including rock dust, sea minerals, and bio-char. He saw how bio-char can regenerate soils and mitigate global warming. His diverse efforts include starting community gardens, natural…

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November 2017

11.2.17: Free Land Trust Sponsored Event ~ Pets & Pesticides with VIPP & Diane Emerson

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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FREE TO THE PUBLIC Why Pets are More at Risk to Pesticide Products. Diane Emerson has been working for years with other Vashon Community members to reduce the use of toxic pesticides on Vashon. Why? To protect our precious water, and the health of humans, pets, and wildlife. Diane worked 17 years in the specialty chemical industry, and deeply understands the dangers involved in using toxic products in our gardens and homes.

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11.3.17 at 6pm: Land Trust Sponsored ~ First Friday Audubon Bird Calendar Photo Show

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Come First Friday with the Vashon Audubon! Bird photos that were submitted for the Vashon Audubon 2018 calendar will be displayed. Make this your first stop on First Friday. This event is free and open to the public.  

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11.9.17 at 7pm: Land Trust Sponsored ~ Vashon Audubon Free Event

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Join Vashon Audubon in welcoming Lyanda Lynn Haupt to discuss her book "Mozart's Starling". In Mozart's Starling, Haupt explores the bond between one of histories most cherished composers and one of the earth's most common birds: the Starling. Free and open to the public!

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11.14.17: Volunteer Event ~ Trail Tuesdays with Caitlin at the Judd Creek Trail

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Judd Creek Loop Trailhead, 20832 111th Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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Join our growing troupe of Land Trust staff, Board, and community volunteers at the Judd Creek trail for some much-needed improvements. We'll supply the snacks, tools, and gloves. Please bring water and weather appropriate work clothes/footwear. Hope to see you there!

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11.14.17 (Tuesday): Free Land Trust Sponsored Event ~ Solar on Vashon with Artisan Electric

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Do you care about the planet we're leaving behind for future generations and more importantly, do YOU want to help solve climate change? If so, please come to our FREE solar workshop on Tuesday, November 14th at 6PM at the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust Building and learn how solar photovoltaics (PV) can reduce your carbon footprint at home or at work. You'll leave the session feeling empowered about what you can do as an individual to help save the planet.…

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VNC Presents: Island BioBlitz: 2012 – 2016 5 Days of Discovery, Thousands of Years of BioDiversity

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Vashon Nature Center has conducted 5 BioBlitzes on and around Vashon-Maury Island between 2012 & 2016 and have teamed up with the Land Trust to create an exhibit to share their findings. Come learn about the surprises and natural wonders found in each VNC BioBlitz. Meet the scientists, naturalists, photographers, and volunteer enthusiasts that have made each VNC BioBlitz happen. This free event is open to the community. Family friendly!

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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 at the Judd Creek Loop

November 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Judd Creek Loop Trailhead, 20832 111th Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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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. Come out on Giving Tuesday- it's one of our last events of the year and we're doing a big push to finish our 2017 round of planting native trees and shrubs on the Judd Creek Loop Trail. Rain or shine, there will be hot tea and smiles!

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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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12.12.17: Last Land Trust Volunteer Event of 2017

December 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Future Judd Creek Trailhead, 20429 111TH AVE SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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Last volunteer day of 2017! We'll be demolishing the first couple of sheds at our Grieg property on Judd Creek, as well as burning a brush pile. The wood from the demo will be repurposed at Matsuda farm in the spring for some building projects, and the burn pile will keep us warm while we work! Join us from 10am-2:00pm I can't promise there will be caroling, but I might not be able to help myself.

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12.12.17: Last Land Trust Volunteer Event of 2017 ~ Demolition Clean-up & Bonfire!

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Future Judd Creek Trailhead, 20429 111TH AVE SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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We’ll be demolishing the first couple of sheds and burning a brush pile at one of our new Judd Creek properties. Most of the wood from the demo will be repurposed at Matsuda farm in the spring for some building projects, and the burn pile will keep us warm while we work! I can’t promise there will be caroling, but I might not be able to help myself. We'll supply the tools and gloves.

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12.8.17 ~ Land Trust Sponsored FREE Event: Our Sound, Our Salmon with Wild Fish Conservancy of Washington

December 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Join us this Friday and find out how you can help protect Puget Sound from fish farm pens like the Cypress Island Atlantic Salmon failure this past August. Kurt Beardslee, Executive Director for WFC will discuss their filing of a citizen suit against Cooke Aquaculture Pacific, LLC, under section 505 of the Clean Water Act, with the goal of holding the company responsible for the negligent release of over 100,000 farmed Atlantic salmon into public waters. Everyone is welcome. Thanks…

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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

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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