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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, 19201 Vashon Hwy SW
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, 19201 Vashon Hwy SW
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, 19201 Vashon Hwy SW
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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Volunteer in the Judd Creek Preserve

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Judd Creek Loop Trailhead, 20832 111th Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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Help with the long-term transition of the Judd Creek Preserve to a self-sustaining, thriving landscape lush with native trees and shrubs and NO invasive invaders... It's a process with benefits that can already be seen and measured. But it's ongoing, at least for now. Join our stewardship staff and interns for a morning caring for the land.

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May Book Group ~ Braiding Sweetgrass

May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

For May, Development Director, Erika Carleton, has chosen Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. Author Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, a scientist, a decorated professor, and an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She lives in Fabius, NY where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. This book is available at the library, online and at Vashon Bookshop. Tell…

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June 2019

Volunteer at Matsuda Farm

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matsuda Farm, 19201 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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Wash and Pack Produce at Matsuda Farm

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wash, Pack, & Storage Facility, 19201 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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Help! Our interns are occupied elsewhere on this day. But produce from the fields can't wait. This is the job for those that don't like bending down for hours. Stand tall at tables in our new wash and pack facility and prepare produce for delivery to the School District kitchen and beyond.  

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Tuesday June 18: Volunteer In Judd Creek Preserve

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scott Property, 10375 SW 225th St
Vashon, WA United States
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Join us at the Scott property at the mouth of Judd Creek. 9am- noon.  Follow directions to 10375 SW 225th St.. Please park out on Vashon Highway and walk in. There is a gravel pull out on the east side of Vashon Highway at the intersection with Quartermaster Highway that works well. Then follow the drive all the way back. This is a new restoration site where a lot of work has been done, but ivy threatens, as it always…

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