March 2024

28 Mar Celebrate Earth Month with the Land Trust

We invite you to celebrate Earth Month with the Bainbridge Island Land Trust! We will be taking action throughout the month of April to support wildlife habitat on the Island, so mark your calendars to join us for these exciting events: Please join us on Wednesday, April 3rd from 9 – 11 AM at Springbrook Creek Preserve for our First Wednesday Work Party! We will be removing Scotch broom and preparing the Preserve for opening later this spring! Please register here. On Saturday, April 20th from 10am-2pm stop by our booth at the Bainbridge Island Farmer’s Market and learn about the different ways we are working to conserve and restore Bainbridge Island habitats. On Sunday, April 21st and Sunday, April 28th from 10 AM – 4 PM, we invite you to bring your invasive weeds to the Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station for our FREE invasive weed disposal event. 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. Learn more here. On Saturday, April 27th from 10 AM – 2 PM, stop by our table at the 2024 Earth Day Expo at Battle Point Park. We will be partnering with IslandWood to demonstrate iNaturalist as part of the City Nature Challenge! A calendar of all Earth Month events on Bainbridge Island is available here.  


07 Mar Free Invasive Weed Disposal Days are Here!

Sundays, April 21st and 28th from 10 am to 4 pm. 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 Kitsap 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 Manager, 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! You can also report noxious weeds at Kitsap1 online. The resources listed below may be able to help you identify and manage small instances of noxious weeds on your own. If you have or know of a larger noxious weed infestation, please reach out to Kitsap County’s Noxious Weed Control Program Coordinator, Jade Jarvis, at [email protected]. Resources: The Land Trust’s Invasive Weed Primer Jeannette Franks’ Despicable 6 Kitsap County Noxious Weed List 2024 Kitsap County Noxious Weed Service Providers Bainbridge Island Cooperative Weed Management Area Priority Weeds A special thanks to Bainbridge Disposal for helping facilitate this important event.