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September 2019

WSU Extension: Vashon Forest Stewardship Coached Planning 2019 – A forestry class for property owners

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - November 18 @ 9:00 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Your Land. Your Trees. Your Goals. Natural beauty, wildlife, ecosystem health, harvest income, family ties, privacy, and peace and quiet are some of the many reasons people value their forestland. 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. Topics covered include: How…

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Volunteer in the Shinglemill Preserve

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shinglemill Trailhead off of SW 156th St

Volunteer at Matsuda Farm

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matsuda Farm, 19201 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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Land Trust Book Group: The World in a Grain by Vince Beiser

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Join the conversation on Thursday, September 26 at 6:30pm at the Land Trust Building at 10014 SW Bank Road. All are welcome! A 2019 finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award  The gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world--sand--and the crucial role it plays in our lives. After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other--even more than oil. Every concrete building and paved road on…

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Seed Cleaning Workshop For Gardeners & Farmers

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Matsuda Farm, 19201 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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This free workshop is focused on harvesting, cleaning, and storing seeds for the winter.  It will mostly consist of hands on participatory action!  We will be threshing dry beans by hand and demonstrate how to thresh larger quantities.  We will set up a winnowing station to demonstrate this super fun seed cleaning method!  We will also have screens and other seed cleaning tools to test and try.  Bring seeds to clean if you have them!  Or help us clean the…

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October 2019

Volunteer at Matsuda Farm

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matsuda Farm, 19201 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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Sat. Oct. 12 ~ Plant Native Trees & Shrubs in Maury Island Marine Park

October 12 @ 10:15 am - 2:15 pm
Maury Marine Park, 5100 SW 244th St
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Volunteer with King County Parks and Whale Scout to enhance habitat in Maury Island Marine Park. They will supply gloves, a jug of water, light snacks, all instructions, and tools. Please plan to arrive on time for the start of the event (we can adjust based on updated ferry schedules) and allow extra time to find parking. The plan for the day is to plant native trees and shrubs that will grow into a future healthy forest! Our events run…

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Sat., Oct. 19 ~ Community Tree Planting Event

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Busch Property, 20811 111th Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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WE NEED YOU, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR NEIGHBORS, YOUR COWORKERS, ........ As part of King County's 1 Million Trees project to help address climate change, the Land Trust has committed to planting over 5,000 trees on 63 acres around Vashon before the end of May 2020. Join us on Saturday, Oct. 19 for a community tree planting day to launch the Land Trust's largest tree planting project ever.

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