Annual Meeting~Wednesday, October 21st

Zoom

This year we are asking you to join our annual meeting on ZOOM. Join us for an update on projects and financials, proposed changes to articles and bylaws, and an election of Board Members. Please RSVP to sarah@vashonlandtrust.org

January Book Club

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  The January book selection is A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit A Paradise Built in Hell is an investigation of the moments of altruism, resourcefulness, and generosity that arise amid disaster's grief and disruption and considers their implications for everyday life. It points to a […]

Thursday, 25 February Book Club

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A Brief History of Vashon Island by Bruce Haulman   Reachable only by ferry, Vashon Island is a breathtaking rural retreat from the bustling activity of nearby Seattle and Tacoma. The island's first inhabitants, the sx̌ʷəbab", took advantage of its evergreen forests and rich marine resources. In 1792, George Vancouver was the first Anglo to […]

Thursday, March 25, Book Club

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Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action by Elinor Ostrom The governance of natural resources used by many individuals in common is an issue of increasing concern to policy analysts. Both state control and privatization of resources have been advocated, but neither the state nor the market have been uniformly successful in […]

Thursday, April 22, 2021 Book Club

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Anticipating Future Environments: Climate Change, Adaptive Restoration, and the Columbia River Basin by Shana Lee Hirsch PUBLISHED: July 2020 Drought. Wildfire. Extreme flooding. How does climate change affect the daily work of scientists? Ecological restoration is often premised on the idea of returning a region to an earlier, healthier state. Yet the effects of climate […]

Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM

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The Ministry for the Future, by Kim Stanley Robinson. This is a widely-lauded and enthusiastically-reviewed science fiction work about how climate change will affect our near future and some of the more audacious approaches and human responses we might anticipate as the world copes and adapts. Vashon Bookshop is happy to special order copies, but […]