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.


25 Mar Kitsap Great Give is April 19th!

The Kitsap Great Give is a 24-hour “give-day” event that unites our community through a special online donation platform to support the many nonprofit organizations that make Kitsap a great place to live – for all of us. Presented by Kitsap Community Foundation and the United Way of Kitsap County, this annual “community movement of generosity” has resulted in more than $12 million in community support since 2014. Mark your calendars for April 19th, 2022 to join in on the Kitsap Great Give. Funds raised through the Kitsap Great Give help the Land Trust to further our mission of conserving and stewarding the diverse natural environment of Bainbridge Island – for all! Give to the Bainbridge Island Land through the Kitsap Great Give.  


07 Mar April’s Free Invasive Disposal Days Are Back!

Sundays, April 17 and 24 from 10am to 4pm. 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 Lexi.


07 Jan Save the Date – 2022 Annual Meeting & Open House

Just like last year, we are taking our Annual Meeting virtual. The program will be available to watch on our website on January 28th.  But we miss you, and the land does too! So, we’ve come up with an additional exciting opportunity for our community to supplement our virtual meeting. The Land Trust is delighted to announce a new element of this year’s Annual Meeting – an “open house” on one of our Preserves. Drop by any time between 10 am and 1 pm on Saturday, January 29th to tour Springbrook Creek Preserve, learn about the importance of the watershed, and get to know the Land Trust. Bring your families, friends, and neighbors – this is a community event! Springbrook Creek Preserve is an incredible, diverse 23-acre property that encompasses meadows, a wetland and a stream, and a mature upland forest. With the Preserve not yet open to the public, this is an event that you won’t want to miss. Please be prepared for wet weather and uneven, muddy terrain. Tours will be running on a drop-in basis, and we will send groups out as they arrive. This is a great opportunity to learn from our knowledgeable staff out in the field, who will be set up at different stations throughout the property. Binoculars are recommended for those who enjoy birds and wildlife! Pastries and warm drinks will be available for your enjoyment! To minimize waste, we ask that you bring your own thermos or mug. Whether you are interested in stopping by for a coffee and a chat or to take the tour of Springbrook Creek Preserve, we hope to see you there! Questions about the open house? Email Lexi or call our office at (206) 842-1216.


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.


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 Thea.


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 –


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 (cull[email protected]) or Andrew Fraser ([email protected]).


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