March 2021

25 Mar Celebrate Earth Month and Take Action with the Earth Month Activities Calendar!

Everyone can take action to support and celebrate our environment and planet Earth. We encourage you to participate in Earth month in a way that respects the social distancing measures necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic. Explore the activities and events hosted by the Land Trust and our partners throughout all of April with the calendar, below. Click here to download your calendar. Looking to get outdoors and tackle invasive weeds? Join us for our First Wednesday Work Party, held on April 7th from 9-11 am. To signup, click here.  And don’t forget – the Land Trust’s FREE Invasive Disposal Days will be held on Sunday, April 18th, and Sunday, April 25th, from 10 am – 4 pm.  

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25 Mar Renew Your Commitment to the Land Trust’s Conservation Work!

  Bainbridge Islanders seeking to stay healthy and find solace during the pandemic have flocked to the Island’s natural areas. Thanks to decades of support from Land Trust members, there are a lot of options available. Your membership will provide support for day-to-day Land Trust operations and allow us to continue tackling conservation projects large and small – while stewarding and restoring properties already protected. Plus, Land Trust members receive twice-yearly newsletters (look for yours in early April) and early access to the Native Plant Sale slated for October! Join as a first-time member, or renew your membership here.  

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15 Mar April’s Free Invasive Disposal Days Are Back!

The Land Trust’s Free Invasive Disposal Days are back!   Sundays, April 18 and 25 from 10am to 4pm. We’re here to help you get your yard in order with two days of FREE Invasive Weed Disposal! Bring your weeds to the transfer station and the Land Trust will cover the cost of disposal. Invasive plant targets are Scotch broom, English holly, English ivy, Himalayan blackberry, tansy ragwort, English laurel, and the noxious weeds on King county’s “Noxious Weed” list. Please do not mix in non-invasive yard waste. For questions about whether or not something will be accepted, email Andrew Fraser, Land Trust Stewardship Coordinator, or call (206) 842-1216. Invasive plant species are one of the leading causes of vegetation biodiversity loss. They spread quickly and can displace native plants, prevent new native plant growth, and create monocultures. Lack of diversity among native plants reduces the quality and quantity of fish and wildlife habitat. Remove your invasives now while the ground is soft and make room for native plants come fall and winter when the weather is best for planting! Resources: The Land Trust’s Invasive Weed Primer Jeannette Franks’ Despicable 6 King County Noxious Weed List A special thanks to Bainbridge Disposal for helping facilitate this important event. If you are interested in volunteering for the invasive disposal effort, please email Matt.

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