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December 2017

VOLUNTEER FOR THE LAND TRUST STORM CREW!

December 5, 2017 - April 30, 2018
VASHON PARKS & PRESERVES

The Land Trust needs volunteers...to do what you already do! The holidays are upon us, town is decorated with lights, and the new year is just around the corner and winter is here! And along with winter come some hefty winds that knock down branches and even whole trees on the roads, near our houses, and on your favorite trails. This season, our stewardship team is recruiting volunteers to help keep those trails accessible and get them cleared as quickly…

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January 2018

1.1.18 – 1.23.18: Vashon Land Trust Annual Native Tree Sale

January 1 - January 23

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Our 2018 Native Tree Sale is now live. CLICK HERE to check out the species we have selected and make your order online before the 23rd of January. 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. Orders can be made online, in-person during business hours at the Land Trust building, or…

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February 2018

2.1.18: Audubon Event ~ Birding the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with Photographer Dan Streiffert ~ Land Trust Sponsored

February 1 @ 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 on a 12 day wilderness birding adventure along the western boundary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Called "America's Serengeti", the coastal plain is one of the most intact and untouched ecosystems in America. Home to 42 mammal species & over 160 species of birds. These birds migrate to and from all fifty states and from six continents to feed and reproduce, taking full advantage of the burst of biological growth which blossoms here in the long…

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

February 3 @ 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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2.3.18 Carbon Free Vashon Town Hall

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Vashon Presbyterian Church, 17708 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Our energy generation crossroads is now. Join the discussion. Your voice counts.

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2.6.18 Volunteer at Matsuda Farm

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Matsuda Farm, 19201 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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It's time to grow some food! We finished building our first hoop house in December, we’ve brought power to it, and now we need to fill it with tables and seeding supplies! We’re looking for help on February 6th to prepare the wood we salvaged at our holiday tear down event, then turn it into the tables that will hold our plant starts. We’ll be dry and pretty warm under the plastic cover no matter the weather, so come join…

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2.22.18 February Land Trust Book Group ~ Witness Tree

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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February 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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2.23 & 2.24.18 k.d. lang Benefit Concerts

February 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Vashon Center for the Arts, 19600 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon, WA United States
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Celebrating the 25th anniversary of her GRAMMY®-award winning album Ingénue, k.d. lang will kick-off her U.S. concert tour with two benefit concerts at the Katherine L White Hall, with all proceeds going to the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust and the Vashon Center for the Arts. She will perform the Ingénue album live in its entirety, followed by a selection of other k.d. lang favorites. Both evenings will start with the opening act, Slava Grigoryan. February 23 & 24 7:30pm TICKET…

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March 2018

3.26.18 WSU Extension Forest Stewardship Class

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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A forestry class for property owners. Whatever your values are, this comprehensive university-based forestry class will help you get the most out of the land you love. Whether you have just a few wooded acres or a larger forest tract, if you have trees on your property, this class is for you.

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May 2018

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

May 12 @ 10:00 am - May 13 @ 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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