September 2021

28 Sep First Wednesday Work Party at Wildlife Corridor – October 6th, 2021

The October First Wednesday Work Party (October 6th) will take place at Wildlife Corridor from 9 am to 11 am. We will be working at Wildlife Corridor clearing ivy and blackberry from the eastern side of the property. The work area is a bit of a walk from the parking area and can be a bit steep depending on which invasive you want to tackle. If you haven’t been to Wildlife Corridor before it is in the center of the Island off of Koura Rd. The property is 34.5 acres and contains mixed riparian, wetland, and forest habitats and provides a critical connection for wildlife moving between Meigs Park and the Grand Forest complex. As always parking is limited so please RSVP if you are planning to attend. Parking directions will be provided next week for those who sign up. Tools, refreshments, and treats will be provided, so come with a pair of work gloves and be prepared to have a fun time of conversation, invasive species control, and enjoy Wildlife Corridor. If you are interested in attending, please email Lexi Wagor ([email protected]) or sign up on the Bainbridge Island Land Trust webpage – https://www.bi-landtrust.org/work-parties/

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10 Sep Native Plant Sale – October 1st & 2nd!

We hope you will join us for the 2021 Native Plant Sale, located at Bainbridge First Baptist Church, on October 1st from 4 – 6 PM, and October 2nd, from 9 AM – 12 PM.  Masks will be required to attend the Plant Sale. Friday is open to Land Trust Members only, so if you have not yet submitted your membership donation, you can do so by clicking here! For a complete list of this year’s species for sale, please click here.   Aside from our regular native plant offerings, we’ll be joined by speakers and vendors! Speakers: John van den Meerendonk Topic: Native Ferns (4 PM Friday, 9:30 AM Saturday) About John: John served on the Land Trust board for 6 years. He’s also a present board member and past President of the Hardy Fern Foundation which introduces new ferns in horticulture and promotes fern display gardens for education. In the past, John was the Horticulture and Grounds Director at the Bloedel Reserve, a Peace Corps volunteer, horticulture teacher, and Principal of Botanica Inc. (a landscape design/build/consulting company). He is now retired. Azure Boure Topic: Culturally Significant Plants & Their Uses (5 PM Friday, 10:30 AM Saturday) About Azure: Azure Boure is a member of the Suquamish Tribe where she works as an educator in the Traditional Food & Medicine Program. She teaches within the Tribe and the local community sharing her knowledge. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Native Environmental Science from Northwest Indian College and is an active member in several Indigenous Foods collectives. Gathering traditional foods and plants is a passion of hers and teaching others those skills is what fulfills her. Vendors:   Questions? Contact Cullen Brady ([email protected]) or Andrew Fraser ([email protected]).

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