August Book Group ~ Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape

BOOK OVERVIEW Sand and stone are Earth’s fragmented memory. Each of us, too, is a landscape inscribed by memory and loss. One life-defining lesson Lauret Savoy learned as a young girl was this: the American land did not hate. As an educator and Earth historian, she has tracked the continent’s past from the relics of […]

Tuesday, Sept. 3 ~ Volunteer in the Shinglemill Preserve

Shinglemill Trailhead off of SW 156th St

From Vashon Highway, turn west on SW 156th Street. After approximately .25 mile turn right onto the gravel driveway at the Shinglemill Creek Trail sign, directly across the street from Vashon Winery. Follow the driveway to the parking lot. See you there!

Tuesday, Sept. 17 ~ Volunteer in the Upper Shinglemill Preserve

Shinglemill Trailhead off of SW 156th St

The meadow will soon be home to an All Ages Trail and the site of a major restoration planting. Before that, it needs some preparation. Help clear invasives from the restoration site. We can't plant natives until we remove the invasives!

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

Vashon Land Trust Building 10014 SW Bank Road, Vashon

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 […]

Volunteer at Matsuda Farm

Zooming to you from Matsuda Farm Vashon

Work in the Wash & Pack facility to prepare produce for delivery

Land Trust Book Group: The World in a Grain by Vince Beiser

Vashon Land Trust Building 10014 SW Bank Road, Vashon

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 […]

Seed Cleaning Workshop For Gardeners & Farmers

Zooming to you from Matsuda Farm Vashon

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 […]

Volunteer Stewardship Event

Shinglemill Trailhead off of SW 156th St

Help prepare the site for a new All Ages Trail in the Shinglemill Preserve. This new loop trail will run through and around the meadow adjacent to the Upper Shinglemill Trailhead and behind Vashon Community Care. The focus will be on salvaging and transplanting existing plants located in the path of the new trail. Tools, […]

Volunteer Stewardship Event

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Finish preparing the site for a new All Ages Trail in the Shinglemill Preserve. This new loop trail will run through and around the meadow adjacent to the Upper Shinglemill Trailhead and behind Vashon Community Care. As we work in the west half of the meadow, Frank Zellerhoff will be breaking ground in the east […]

Sat. Oct. 12 ~ Plant Native Trees & Shrubs in Maury Island Marine Park

Maury Marine Park 5100 SW 244th St, Vashon

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 […]

Sat. Oct. 19 ~ Community Tree Planting Event ~ Judd Creek Preserve

Busch Property 20631 111th Ave SW, Vashon

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 […]

Presentation: Bringing The World Of Sustainable Architecture To Your Door Step

Vashon Land Trust Building 10014 SW Bank Road, Vashon

Can buildings and homes be stewards of the natural world? Islander Rob Misel, an architect with the Miller Hull Partnership, will discuss how our buildings affect our environment and how architecture is addressing climate change and the use of the Earth's resources. Joining him will be several colleagues to discuss ideas, steps, and tools you […]

EVENT CHANGE: Volunteer in the Judd Creek Preserve (not Shinglemill)

Busch Property 20631 111th Ave SW, Vashon

From Vashon Highway SW, turn west onto 204th, follow the road to the left, turning onto 111th Ave SW. Park along 111th across from La Biondo Farm, just south of the large rock wall on the West side of the road. Look for the Land Trust at Work sign for the driveway. See you there!

PLANT PROPAGATION WORKSHOP: 10.26.19 at 10am ~ Vashon Garden Club at Matsuda Farm

Zooming to you from Matsuda Farm Vashon

We are happy to announce the first Garden Club community event at Matsuda Farm! Come join the Vashon Garden Club for a perennial plant propagation workshop Sat, October 26th at 10am. Michael Lee, Landscape Architect will be leading the workshop. This workshop is open to the community and free to Garden Club and Land Trust […]

$5.00