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The Bainbridge Island Land Trust protects and preserves private property as well as acquires land for parks and trails.

Calendar of Events

Events for January 2015

Date Location Event
Jan 9, 2015
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Waterfront Community Center, 370 Brien Dr. NE, Bainbridge Island
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Bainbridge's Verdant Beach Beauties and the (not-so) Big Bad Crab

A biologically special, attractive and geographically constrained group of plants grows around the sea's upper margin. Most of these salt marsh or shoreline plants can't be too far from saltwater, but they can't be submerged for too long either. Many have special adaptations for such regular contact with salt water. Others are adapted to the very well-draining sands and gravels just beyond the high tides. 


Come take a digital tour of some of Bainbridge Island's coolest and plants with their attractive forms, colorful flowers and their very limited habitat.  The locations where these plants are found also make suitable habitat for the invasive European green crab, now known to be established near Victoria. We will talk briefly about the crabs, their preferred habitats and a nascent monitoring program with examples for suitable habitat on Bainbridge Island. 

The Brown Bag Lunch Series is presented by Bainbridge Island Land Trust and West Sound Wildlife Shelter. This free series is a fun way to spend your lunch hour learning about the local wildlife in our community and the land that provides their habitat. Bring your lunch and join us for these interesting lectures. Open to all ages; $3 suggested donation.

Events for February 2015

Date Location Event
Feb 6, 2015
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Webster Hall at The Island School, 8553 NE Day Rd
Annual Membership Meeting and Potluck

BILT Annual Membership Meeting and Potluck Friday, February 6, 2015

Webster Hall at The Island School, 8553 NE Day Road

Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., Dinner and meeting begin at 7:15 p.m.

Don't miss this famous potluck! Bring your family, bring your friends! Bring your favorite dish to share. Bring your own serving spoon, plates and utensils. Beverages will be provided.

 

Feb 6, 2015
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Waterfront Community Center, 370 Brien Dr. NE, Bainbridge Island
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Become a Certified Backyard Habitat
Whether you have an apartment balcony or a 20-acre farm, you can create a garden that attracts beautiful wildlifeand helps to restore habitat in commercial and residential areas.  By providing food, water, cover and a place for wildlife to raise their young, you not only help wildlife, but you also qualify to become an official NWF Certified Community Wildlife Habitat and join the nearly 140,000 sites across the country.

Events for March 2015

Date Location Event
Mar 13, 2015
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Waterfront Community Center, 370 Brien Dr. NE, Bainbridge Island
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest



Join us for a special presentation on Bainbridge Island native plants by BILT board member John van den Meerendonk. John will share his knowledge of unique plant life of the Pacific Northwest. You might even get some ideas for plants in your own backyard in preparation for BILT's Native Plant Sale in April. John has a rich background in plant science and horticulture, including five years as the Horticultural and Grounds Superintendent at the Bloedel Reserve. Presently John works with Botanica, Inc., a landscape consulting, design, and installation company he founded in 1990.

The Brown Bag Lunch Series is presented by Bainbridge Island Land Trust and West Sound Wildlife Shelter. This free series is a fun way to spend your lunch hour learning about the local wildlife in our community and the land that provides their habitat. Bring your lunch and join us for these interesting lectures. Open to all ages; $3 suggested donation.

Events for April 2015

Date Location Event
Apr 10, 2015
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Waterfront Community Center, 370 Brien Dr. NE, Bainbridge Island
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Leave Me Wild
As baby season approaches, what should you do if you find baby wild animals that appear to be abandoned?  Most of the time the babies are not abandoned at all.  Parents have left their babies to forage for food, and the babies know to stay put.  Learn what to do if a baby animal appears to be injured or is in definite need of help.  

Events for May 2015

Date Location Event
May 8, 2015
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Waterfront Community Center, 370 Brien Dr. NE, Bainbridge Island
Brown Bag Lunch: Southern Resident Killer Whales in the Salish Sea

An extended clan of Orcinus orca known as the Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKWs) socialize and forage in inland waters of Washington and British Columbia. People travel from around the globe to have a chance to glimpse them in their natural environment. The SRKWs form tight family bonds and offspring remain with their mothers their entire lives. They are intelligent, extremely social and undeniably charismatic, but unfortunately they are also very much at risk. Listed as endangered in 2005 their population has been slow to recover and their numbers are now at an all time low.

Certified marine naturalist Susan Marie Andersson has watched this wonderful iconic mammal from the shores of Bainbridge Island and will be talking about why they are in danger and what needs to be done to help them recover so that they are here for our future generations to experience. 

The Brown Bag Lunch Series is presented by Bainbridge Island Land Trust and West Sound Wildlife Shelter. This free series is a fun way to spend your lunch hour learning about the local wildlife in our community and the land that provides their habitat. Bring your lunch and join us for these interesting lectures. Open to all ages; $3 suggested donation.

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