Author: Cullen Brady

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]).


27 Jul Join us for the First Wednesday Work Party at the Cougar Creek Preserve on August 4th, 2021!

The August First Wednesday Work Party (August 4th) will take place at the Cougar Creek Preserve. We will be focusing on removing Himalayan blackberry that has invaded an active restoration site and doing some preliminary invasive removal for future planting sites (stay tuned for another work party to install new plants!). 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 the Cougar Creek Preserve. If you haven’t been out to the Cougar Creek Preserve, the property is located between Blakely Ave and Old Mill Rd; with a trail passing by a large seasonal pond and is great for wildlife viewing and bird watching! The Preserve is just north of IslandWood and Blakely Elementary. A neighbor has generously allowed us to park on their property, so RSVP for parking instructions. We have two time slots, so let us know which time slot you are interested in: · 9am-11am · 4pm-6pm If you are interested in attending, please email Andrew Fraser ([email protected]) or sign up on the Bainbridge Island Land Trust webpage –