BLM Seeks Public Input for SJ Islands National Monument Plans

Scoping Meetings - You're Invited

 — from Marcia deChadenèdes, San Juan Islands National Monument Manager – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is beginning a 30-day scoping period on the resource management plan (RMP) for the San Juan Islands National Monument. The scoping period will provide the public with the opportunity—through interactive meetings and a comment … Continue reading

Introducing “Orcas Currents”

New Speaker Series on Science, Technology and Culture – by Michael Riordan — Orcas Island needs a series of public lectures, seminars and workshops reaching the broadest possible audiences and appealing to the wide diversity of people who live and work here. In recent months, a group of islanders has … Continue reading

San Juan County and Union Strike New 3-Year Contract Deal

– from San Juan County Communications – San Juan County and Local 1849 (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) have settled on a collective bargaining agreement for the years 2015-2017. Union membership overwhelmingly ratified the contract on Friday, February 27, and the County Council promptly followed suit by … Continue reading

San Juan County Retires Solid Waste Debt Early

– from San Juan County Communications — The San Juan County Council authorized the re-payment of a limited tax general obligation bond at its February 24, 2015 meeting. The bond, secured in 2012, in the amount of $810,000, was necessary to provide operational funding for the solid waste utility, and … Continue reading

Marine Science Lecture: Shorebirds, Predators, and the Role of Fear

Tuesday, March 10, 7 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall – from Jean Lyle, The SeaDoc Society – Dr. Rob Butler, president of the Pacific WildLife Foundation, will speak on shorebirds at the next Marine Science Lecture. Butler, an internationally renowned ornithologist, is recognized for his distinguished work at the Canadian … Continue reading