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Naturalist Gear-Up 2014 – April 26

Summer is upon us and we hope, a return of our southern resident orcas for the high season. Please join us for The Whale Museum’s annual Naturalist Gear Up Workshop at the San Juan Grange. Registration begins at 9:30. Speakers include Jim Lichatowich, author of Salmon, People, and Place – A Biologist’s Search for Salmon Recovery; […]

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Spring Gardening Workshop – April 26

The San Juan County WSU Master Gardeners present the 2014 Spring Gardening Workshop: Sustainable Gardening in Your Own Backyard. Keynote speaker, Erin Bezakein (founder of Floret Flower Farm in Mount Vernon, organic farmer, floral designer, writer and popular blogger) will talk about her adventures in the organic flower growing industry. Plus, experience 15 workshops on sustainable […]

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Tragedy of the Commons – Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars – April 19

To continue the Tragedy of the Commons documentary series on San Juan Island, Host Ken Crawbuck will be screening Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars, a recent project from documentarian Robert Greenwald. “In Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars, director Robert Greenwald investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad through more than 70 separate interviews, including a former American […]

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Sunshine Alley Design Workshop Results – Open House – April 15

The results of the Sunshine Alley design workshops will be exhibited for public review and comment during an open house. Please come between those hours and provide us your feedback on the possible ideas and improvements. For more information contact Beckwith Consulting Group at beckwith@beckwithconsult.com or at 466-3536. Admission: Free Date/Time: Tuesday, April 15 from […]

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K-Pod orcas seen from the shore; photo by Libby Baldwin

K-Pod Returns to the San Juans

Over the weekend, orca enthusiasts on the island were thrilled when several members of K-Pod were reported as inbound from an area to the north called Race Rocks. Sure enough, a couple of hours later they were seen making their way down the southern end of San Juan Island. Several whale-watching operators trailed them as […]

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Photo by Drew Harvell

Sea Stars Going Extinct?

Around these parts, the orcas and seals get a lot of attention, but they aren’t the only species of fascinating and beautiful wildlife that can be found here. Far from it, in fact. Whale-watching may be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of water activities in the San Juan Islands…unless […]

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How Would an Oil Spill Affect the San Juans?

Some environmentally conscious folks have launched a project to find out. The Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Georgia Straight Alliance have undertaken a research project to find out what would happen if an oil tanker began leaking into the Salish Sea, which is the collective name for the waters around southern Vancouver Island and the […]

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