13 Apr Birds and Blooms Walk at Springbrook Creek Preserve (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

Join us on Saturday, May 20th to discover the birds and blooms of the Springbrook Creek Preserve. Whether bird or bloom, species composition and diversity are great indicators of ecosystem health. Ecosystems with higher species diversity are more resilient to disturbance and change. We invite you to join us as we take an inventory of the bird and plant species at the newly acquired Springbrook Creek Preserve.  


23 Mar Celebrate Earth Month!

We invite you to celebrate Earth Month with the Bainbridge Island Land Trust! We will be taking action throughout the month of April to to support our natural environment. Please join us on Wednesday, April 5 from 9-11AM at Quitslund Preserve for our First Wednesday Work Party! We will be removing Himalayan blackberry and maintaining the areas cleared during the 2022 volunteer work parties. Please register here. On Saturday, April 22 from 8AM-3PM, stop by our stand for the 2023 Earth Day Expo at Battle Point Park. We will be featuring watershed demonstrations for kids of all ages! On Sunday, April 23 and Sunday, April 30 from 10AM-4PM, 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. A calendar of Earth Month events on Bainbridge Island is available here.


14 Mar Free Invasive Weed Disposal is Back this April!

Sundays, April 23rd and 30th 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 King 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! Resources: The Land Trust’s Invasive Weed Primer Jeannette Franks’ Despicable 6 King County Noxious Weed List Bainbridge Island Cooperative Weed Management Area Priority Weeds A special thanks to Bainbridge Disposal for helping facilitate this important event. If you are interested in volunteering for the invasive disposal effort, please email Thea.


07 Mar The 2023 Bainbridge Island Environmental Conference is Here!

Seattle science journalist and author Madeline Ostrander will be the keynote speaker at the 19th annual Bainbridge Island Environmental Conference, “Our Island Home on an Unruly Planet.” The conference will be from 12-5 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Bainbridge High School Theater. It is presented by Bainbridge Island Land Trust, Sustainable Bainbridge, EcoAdapt, the Bainbridge Island Parks & Trails Foundation, and IslandWood. Ostrander’s 2022 book “At Home on an Unruly Planet: Finding Refuge on a Changed Planet” examines how climate change has destabilized our fundamental notions of “home” through stories of finding resilience in the face of dramatic environmental change – melting permafrost in Alaska, rising seas in Florida, catastrophic wildfires in Washington state, and petrochemical disasters in California – Ostrander offers essays on our historical, social and psychological constructs of “home” as a place to be cherished and defended. Ostrander’s book is available before the conference through Eagle Harbor Book Co. For the full conference schedule, including additional speakers and breakout sessions, and to buy tickets, visit the event site here.


21 Dec 2023 Annual Meeting Open House at Rockaway Bluff Preserve

Registration is now full for our Open House at Rockaway Bluff Preserve. If you registered for a tour, we look forward to seeing you out on the trail! If you missed the registration window, please contact our office to schedule a private tour of the Preserve. Registered Participants please park at Pritchard Park and take our shuttle to the tour site. There is no parking at Rockaway Bluff Preserve. Tours will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and will include a 0.5 mile walk through Rockaway Bluff Preserve. Land Trust staff and supporters will be on site to guide you around the property and share information about the history and ecology of this special place. The trail is flat but it may be muddy so plan for appropriate footwear, and as always, be sure to dress for the weather. Pastries and drinks will be available for your enjoyment. Please bring your own mug to enjoy warm beverages. In 2021, the Land Trust acquired a 35-acre parcel of mature intact forest at Rockaway Bluff. The following year, the Land Trust had the opportunity to add an additional 10-acres including a wetland. The 45-acre Preserve provides habitat for over 80 bird species and is a critical part of the Land Trust’s efforts to build a network of climate resilient lands on Bainbridge Island. The Preserve is not yet open to the public so this is a unique opportunity to visit and learn about the property. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

01 Dec Join us for a Work Party in 2023!

The Bainbridge Island Land Trust is committed to the stewardship and restoration of our protected properties. We appreciate the contribution of volunteers like you to make this possible! We have several work parties already scheduled for 2023: Rockaway Bluff Preserve (January 25 and March 1); Springbrook Creek Preserve (February 1 and 8); Quitslund Preserve (April 5); Ferguson-Wang Conservation Easement (May 3); Miller-Kirkman Preserve (May 10). We invite you to sign up here. Please check back for more work party dates for the fall and summer. If you have any questions, please contact Andrew.


03 Nov First Wednesday Work Party at Miller-Kirkman Preserve – December 7, 2022

Don’t miss this chance to check out the incredible Miller-Kirkman Preserve! Our last work party of 2022 will be held on December 7 from 9am to 11am 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 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 sign up below.


11 Aug Save the Date – 2022 Native Plant Sale

Mark your calendars for the Bainbridge Island Land Trust’s annual Native Plant Sale! Saturday, October 8th 9 am – 11 am: Member Early Access* 11 am – 4 pm: Open Sale Bainbridge First Baptist Church – 8810 Madison Ave NE *Not a member? No problem! You can become a member at the event or donate online. This year, the Land Trust is excited to expand our Native Plant Sale to include community partner booths. Please visit the Native Plant Sale event page to learn more. Interested in volunteering to help with the Native Plant Sale? Please email Lexi.


15 Apr Stand for the Land at Bainbridge Brewing on May 10th

Drink local beer to support local conservation! Come celebrate the Land Trust and support Stand for the Land at Bainbridge Brewing’s Brewery & Taproom. From 5 to 8 pm on May 10th, Bainbridge Brewing will donate $2 from every pint of beer sold to Stand for the Land. That’s A Some Pizza is available next door for slices or pies, plus they have other snacks, soft drinks, and ciders at the Brewery. We hope to see you there! Questions? Feel free to give us a call at (206) 842-1216 or email Lexi.


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