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December 2018

Where The Water Begins: A Free Workshop

December 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Is your bluff or beach property eroding or jeopardizing your house? Do you want to manage your vegetation to stabilize your property while maintaining a beautiful view of Puget Sound? The King Conservation District invites you to attend a FREE workshop for property owners along the marine shorelines of King County. The workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about the ecological, geological, and vegetation management issues associated with owning property Where the Water Begins. Register Today: kingcd.eventbrite.com…

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An Evening with the Van Redeker Band

December 14, 2018 @ 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 original songs performed for the first…

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January 2019

The Vashon Land Trust Annual Bare-Root Native Tree Sale is over

January 1

2019 Native Plant & Tree Sale Pre-Sale has ended. Check back 12.31.19 when our 2020 sale goes live. Thank you!  

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

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Vashon Theatre, 17723 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Vashon's 2nd Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival A CELEBRATION OF OUR ENVIRONMENT! CLICK HERE to view film trailers CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets The Land Trust is excited to bring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to the Vashon Theatre for one day and one day only, on Sunday, January 13, 2019.  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…

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January Book Group ~ Thursday, Jan. 31st at the Land Trust

January 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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A geologist and a biologist and environmental planner chronicle the transformation of their desolate Seattle backyard into a fertile garden and how they learned about the importance of beneficial microbes in their newly revived soil. Prepare to set aside what you think you know about yourself and microbes. The Hidden Half of Nature reveals why good health—for people and for plants—depends on Earth’s smallest creatures. Restoring life to their barren yard in Seattle and recovering from a health crisis, David R. Montgomery…

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February 2019

February Book Group ~ The Secret Knowledge of Water

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Living on an island we are surrounded by water. While The Secret Knowledge of Water is set in the deserts of the Southwest, the book will change how you think about water everywhere. The Secret Knowledge of Water is written by Craig Childs. Childs is known for following ancient migration routes on foot, pursuing early Pueblo passages across the Southwest and most recently the paths of first peoples into the Americas during the Ice Age. He has won the Orion Book…

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March 2019

Annual Meeting~Wednesday, March 27th~Honoring Emma

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a review of 2018, including financials, a look at plans for 2019, and election of Board members. THEN, we will shift gears to honor and celebrate the Land Trust's founder, Emma Amiad, before she leaves us. Yes, Emma is moving on (and off the island).  It's difficult to imagine Vashon without Emma. It would be a different place if not for her and the vision she had back in 1989. All are welcome and encouraged to come!

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March Book Group ~ The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food By Janisse Ray, award-winning author and activist. This book was chosen to spread the word about an activity some on Vashon already know about and practice, including Matsuda Farm's Manager, Caitlin Ames. Join us on a "journey to the frontier of seed-saving. The Seed Underground is driven by stories, both the author's own and those from people who are waging a lush and quiet revolution in thousands of gardens across America to…

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April 2019

Volunteer in the Judd Creek Preserve

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Judd Creek Loop Trailhead, 20832 111th Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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Volunteer at Matsuda Farm

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matsuda Farm, 10424 SW Cemetery Rd
Vashon, WA 98070
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WSU Ext Forest Health Seminar: Understanding Tree Mortality

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Free

This is a follow-up to the very popular webinar WSU offered, then over-registered for last month! Dead and dying trees have proliferated throughout western Washington. Trees were particularly hard-hit in 2018, especially western redcedars, causing concern for many property owners. Attend one of these public seminar to learn why so many trees are dying right now. Learn what makes forests healthy or unhealthy and how to recognize when there’s a problem on your property. Topics include insects, diseases, and drought,…

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GiveBIG for Island Conservation & Trails

April 23 @ 12:01 am - May 8 @ 11:59 pm

GiveBIG 2019 is coming April 23rd thru May 8th. Since 2011, the popular community giving day has raised more than $113 million for Seattle area non-profit organizations, including $271, 358 for your Land Trust. This year our challenge donors are back. Thanks to them, the more you give during the campaign, the more they give; 25% more to be exact. You give $100, it becomes $125. You give $200, it becomes $250. You get the idea. 3 Ways to GiveBIG: CLICK HERE…

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Volunteer at Whispering Firs Bog

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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April Book Group ~ The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Yep, it's time to read a book about climate change. The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World By Jeff Goodell Book Overview A New York Times Critics' Top Book of 2017,One of Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2017, One of Booklist's Top 10 Science Books of 2017, "An immersive, mildly gonzo and depressingly well-timed book about the drenching effects of global warming, and a powerful reminder that we can…

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May 2019

Volunteer at Matsuda Farm

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matsuda Farm, 10424 SW Cemetery Rd
Vashon, WA 98070
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Tour Whispering Firs Bog: Saturday at 10am & 11am

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Take a guided tour into Whispering Firs Bog, one of the few remaining sphagnum bogs in lowland Puget Sound. Visit this hidden, fragile and exotic habitat in small groups to learn about its history and ecology. Tour are by reservation only. $5 per family for Land Trust members, $25 per family for non-members. Space is limited to 10 people. Contact the Land Trust for information or to reserve, at 463-2644 or info@vashonlandtrust.org.  

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An Evening with Winona LaDuke: Protecting The Sacred

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Vashon Theatre, 17723 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Please join us for “Protecting the Sacred”, an empowering and uplifting evening of live music, a welcoming by Puyallup tribal leaders, and an inspiring talk by internationally renowned environmental and justice leader, Winona LaDuke. All proceeds go to Honor the Earth for their fight against the Line 3 Tar Sands pipeline expansion and Puyallup water warriors. Some'tet (Vashon) and Swil Kanim (Lummi) will provide live music. Main event begins promptly at 8PM at Vashon Theatre ($20 general admission).  It all…

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Tour Whispering Firs Bog: Sunday at Noon & 1pm

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Take a guided tour into Whispering Firs Bog, one of the few remaining sphagnum bogs in lowland Puget Sound. Visit this hidden, fragile and exotic habitat in small groups to learn about its history and ecology. Tour are by reservation only. $5 per family for Land Trust members, $25 per family for non-members. Space is limited to 10 people. Contact the Land Trust for information or to reserve, at 463-2644 or info@vashonlandtrust.org.

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Volunteer in the Judd Creek Preserve

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Judd Creek Loop Trailhead, 20832 111th Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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Volunteer at Matsuda Farm

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matsuda Farm, 10424 SW Cemetery Rd
Vashon, WA 98070
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Join us on Tuesday, May 21st at Matsuda Farm to help harvest and prepare produce for delivery, pull weeds, and transplant starts. RSVP to Keller Cyra at keller@vashonlandtrust.org or Caitlin at caitlin@vashonlandtrust.org.

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