Author: Lexi Wagor

08 Dec Cullen Brady Announced as Executive Director

Cullen Brady to take the helm with passion, leadership, and experience at the Island’s leading conservation organization. The Bainbridge Island Land Trust has named Cullen Brady its next Executive Director. Brady, who is currently the Director of Development and Communications with the Land Trust, will begin his new role on January 1, 2022. Brady served for two years on the Board of Directors of the Land Trust, including on the organization’s Executive Committee, before joining the staff. During his time as a Board member and as Director of Development and Communications, Brady helped develop and lead the unprecedented Stand for the Land campaign – which has raised nearly $8 million for Island conservation and protected over 100 acres of critical habitats. He also led the development and adoption of the organization’s current five-year strategic plan. Prior to his involvement with the Land Trust, Brady served in development and government relations roles with The Wilderness Society, Sustainable Northwest, and The Nature Conservancy. "Cullen’s conservation experience, innovative thinking, and reputation as an inspiring and engaging leader make him ideally suited to shape the next chapter of the Land Trust’s 32-year history." Ed Gilbert, Board President As Executive Director, Brady will help advance the organization’s new strategic goals while fostering collaboration with Island and regional organizations. Cullen’s commitment to conservation and this community is unwavering – and under his leadership, the Land Trust’s focus on the land and waters that nourish us, the wildlife we share our habitat with, and the impacts that ripple out into Puget Sound will only grow stronger. - Jane Stone, Retiring Executive DirectorI am confident that through our search that Cullen is the right person to lead the organization at a critical time for our community. I look forward to working closely with Cullen and his team to...
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08 Nov First Wednesday Work Party at Miller-Kirkman Preserve – December 1, 2021

*THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY* Any further registrants will be added to a waiting list. We hope to see you at a future work party! Ducks taking off from Little Manzanita Creek at Miller-Kirkman Preserve © Sue Larkin Don’t miss this chance to check out the incredible Miller-Kirkman Preserve! Our last work party of 2021 will be held on December 1st from 9 am to 11 am and will focus on removing invasive species from the property. 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. The Miller-Kirkman Preserve – the third addition to the collection of lands the Land Trust has acquired through the Stand for the Land campaign. This 13.27-acre preserve includes a 1-acre estuary, ¼ mile of fish stream, 910 linear feet of natural shoreline, and intact riparian vegetation. It’s also home to a range of important species including salmon, kingfishers, eagles, heron and salamanders. Miller-Kirkman Preserve is not currently open to the public, so you won’t want to miss this chance to come and see all that it has to offer. Bainbridge Island Land Trust will supply all necessary tools, as well as treats and refreshments. Just be sure to bring your work gloves. Expect to get muddy and enjoy all that Miller-Kirkman Preserve has to offer! If you are interested in attending, please email Lexi Wagor ([email protected]) or sign up below.

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25 Oct First Wednesday Work Party at Quitslund Family Farm – November 3rd, 2021

Join us for the November First Wednesday Work Party (November 3rd) at Quitslund Family Farm from 9 am to 11 am! We need your help removing invasive Himalayan Blackberry from the property. 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. Quitsland Family Farm, off of NE Torvanger Rd between N Madison Ave NE and Sunrise Dr NE, is a special property that delicately balances development and conservation made possible by a collaboration between the four Quitslund brothers of Bainbridge Island, Jefferson Fine Home Builders, and the Land Trust. Learn all about this incredible property at our November First Wednesday Work Party! The Land Trust will provide tools, refreshments, and treats – all you’ll need is pair of work gloves! Be prepared for wet weather and a good time. If you are interested in attending, please email Lexi Wagor ([email protected]) or sign up below.

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22 Oct Fall Newsletter out now!

Print copies are on their way to your mailbox, and digital copies are now on our website. With this installment of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust’s bi-annual newsletter, you’ll be up to date on all of the incredible work we’re doing to support people, wildlife, and natural places on the Island. Check out it to hear about: – The conservation success of Rockaway Bluff Preserve – An update from the Forest Stewardship Advisory Group – A thoughtful goodbye from our retiring Executive Director Jane Stone – State and federal funds recently awarded to support Stand for the Land – The new volunteer group Friends of Agate Passage Preserve And so much more! Click Here to View the Fall 2021 Newsletter

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13 Oct Introducing Friends of Agate Passage Preserve!

Bring your work gloves and passion – we need your help caring for Agate Passage Preserve.   Friends of Agate Passage Preserve is a new volunteer group dedicated to assisting the Land Trust in achieving stewardship goals by helping with tasks on the preserve. Future dedicated members of Friends of Agate Passage Preserve will aid the Land Trust in achieving its conservation goals on the ground. Weren’t able to attend our Zoom info session? View the recording here! Interested in learning more or becoming a friend? Sign up below! If you are a current friend looking to track your volunteer stewardship hours, please fill out this form. Questions? Please email Lexi.

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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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