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August 2018

Saturday, August 18 Open House at Matsuda Farm

August 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Matsuda Farm, 10424 SW Cemetery Rd
Vashon, WA 98070
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Come see what's growing at Matsuda Farm. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, take a tour and enjoy the wide open spaces and views. Tours of the farm will happen on the hour at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00pm.

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Thursday, August 23 “Messages From Frank’s Landing: A Story of Salmon, Treaties, and the Indian Way”

August 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kneeshaw House, 11132 SW 204TH ST
Vashon, WA 98070
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If you are interested in learning more about tribal fishing rights in our region, the life of legendary activist Billy Frank, and the 1974 Boldt decision, one of the most sweeping rulings in the history of the Pacific Northwest, grab a copy of Messages From Frank's Landing, and join us to discuss the broad historical, legal, and social context of Indian fishing rights in our region. In Messages from Frank’s Landing, Charles Wilkinson explores the broad historical, legal, and social context of…

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September 2018

Vashon Japan Festival 2018 ~ Mukai Farm & Garden ~ September 22 10am – 4pm

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mukai Farm & Garden, 18017 107th Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Mukai Farm & Garden presents: A free, traditional Japanese-style street festival featuring a children's village with games and art. Taiko drummers. Bon Odori dancers, authentic food and drink (Sake garden), local artisans, educational speakers and more. Come help celebrate and learn more about Vashon's Japanese American and agricultural heritage.  All are welcome! Please join us.

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Sunday, September 23rd Bill Fisher Day at Fisher Pond

September 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fisher Pond, west end of the pond on Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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20 years ago, Bill Fisher donated his pond and 90 acres to the Land Trust. To honor his gift and celebrate the role it plays in our community, we're bringing back Bill Fisher Day. Join us for Bill's favorite ~ pie and ice cream. We'll sing, read poems, and walk the pond, just like 20 years ago!

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October 2018

Artisan Electric ~ Solar Power Workshop ~ Monday, October 22 from 6:30 – 8:00pm

October 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Learn how you can achieve energy independence, save the environment and save money with your own solar power! Artisan Electric will answer all of your questions on going solar and will offer pizza and beer for workshop goers at this FREE event. SPONSORED by Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust

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November 2018

Trail Building Volunteer Opportunities: Maury Marine Park Trail Expansion

November 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Join the Land Trust, King County, and Washington Trails Association (WTA) in expanding the trail system at Maury Island Marine Park. A brand new section of trail is being built. Help get it ready to open before the end of the year! A number of volunteer work parties are being held over the next two weeks. They will be led by experienced folks from WTA. Dates are November 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 from 8:30am to 3:30pm…

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Landscaping with Native Plants: Panel Discussion

November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Island Center Forest

Learn from experts how to best Plan, Plant and Maintain native plants on your property. Topics include: Native plant selection Slope erosion Best planting practices Plants for native birds Panelists: Melissa Schafer, Schafer Specialty Landscape and Design John Brown, Judd Creek Nursery Scott Anderson, Master Gardener & Vashon Audubon Tom Dean, Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust (Moderator)

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November Book Group ~ A Book and A Movie

November 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kneeshaw House, 11132 SW 204TH ST
Vashon, WA 98070
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The Golden Spruce is the story of a glorious natural wonder, the man who destroyed it, and the fascinating, troubling context in which his act took place. A tree with luminous glowing needles, the golden spruce was unique, a mystery that biologically speaking should never have reached maturity; Grant Hadwin, the man who cut it down, was passionate, extraordinarily well-suited to wilderness survival, and to some degree unbalanced. But as John Vaillant shows in this gripping and perceptive book, the extraordinary…

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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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Volunteer at Whispering Firs Bog

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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