August 2023

16 Aug Wetland Wonders: Welcoming Back Beavers – Event Series

Meet the orange-toothed, tail-slapping engineers of the natural world.      Please join us for this three-part celebration of beaver brilliance:   1. Join a virtual webinar with Ben Goldfarb on September 6th at 6:00 pm  Ben Goldfarb is the author of Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, winner of the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. His work has appeared in publications including the Atlantic, Science, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. His next book, Crossings: How Road Ecology Is Shaping the Future of Our Planet, will be published by W.W. Norton & Co. in September 2023. Registration required. 2. Bring the kids to the Bainbridge Island Library on September 9th at 11:00 am  Children’s book reading and activity session all about beavers with librarians at Kitsap Regional Library’s Bainbridge Island branch. No registration is required.    3. Learn, Discuss, Explore at Islandwood on September 17th from 12:00 – 5:00 pm Learn from educational presentations by BeaversNW, King County Department of Natural Resources, Wild Fish Conservancy, Kitsap County Planning and Environmental Programs, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Discuss beavers in the Living with Beaver Neighbors panel discussion focusing on beaver management strategies and resources for landowners. Our panel consists of representatives from BeaversNW, Kitsap County Planning and Environmental Programs, the City of Bainbridge Island Water Resources, and the Little Andersen Creek Watershed Working Group. Explore Islandwood’s beaver pond with a self-guided hike. Registration required.   Please register at We look forward to your participation in Wetland Wonders: Welcoming Back Beavers, as we come together to protect and preserve the natural beauty and function of our local watersheds.   This event series aims to provide a space for community members to learn about beaver ecology, their role in the ecosystem, the…


10 Aug Volunteers Needed! Support Stream Restoration at Springbrook Creek Preserve

  The Bainbridge Island Land Trust is seeking dedicated volunteers to support an exciting milestone with the Watershed Initiative! This September, we will be breaking ground at Springbrook Creek Preserve to remove barriers to fish passage, and construct a bridge as part of trail restoration. We need your help to fill soil bags that will be used in the stream restoration project. You will have a direct impact on this important conservation work!   There are two dates scheduled, with two shifts each:   Wednesday, August 30th — 9 – 11 AM, 12 – 2 PM Wednesday, September 6th — 9 – 11 AM, 12 – 2 PM   We need all hands on deck to ensure the success of this project, so feel free to bring your friends and family, and spread the word! Please register here.   If you have any questions, please contact Thea. Thank you for your ongoing support, and we look forward to seeing you out on the land!