Celebrate Anniversary Month with the Education Foundation

— from the Orcas Island Education Foundation — The Orcas Island Education Foundation turns 30 this year! We are so excited to announce two big events to celebrate our “Anniversary month.” First, will be a community “Cupcake Social” on May 31st. Come to the Stage-on-the-Green starting at 11 a.m. for … Continue reading

Public Meeting Re: Planning — or Suburbanization? — for Eastsound

Thursday, June 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Eastsound Fire Station — from County Development and Planning — A Public Meeting To Consider and Take Comments on Proposed Amendments To The Eastsound Subarea Plan will be held Between 4 and 7 pm on Thursday, June 5 at the … Continue reading

Youth Conservation Corps Ready to Start Work!

— by Margie Doyle — Fifteen fortunate young people will work this summer to conserve nature on Orcas Island. Mary Gropp is the new Program Director of the two-year old Orcas Island Youth Conservation Corps, and says, “The kids are so excited about doing things with the Corps; and I’m … Continue reading

Tuesday Morning Ferry Delays

 — from Washington State Ferries (WSF) — UPDATE: 1:23 p.m. The Hyak continues to operate approximately 40 minutes behind schedule due to earlier operational delays. The Evergreen State is approximately 30 minutes behind schedule.   The 9:35 a.m. sailing from Lopez to Anacortes is delayed approximately 25-30 minutes due to operational … Continue reading

Public Meetings to Form San Juan Islands National Monument Policy

 — from Marcia deChadenedes, San Juan Islands National Monument Manager — The BLM is hosting gatherings to share and discuss our draft San Juan Islands National Monument Interim Management Policy. As a draft, the document is not complete without your input and feedback. We will integrate responses over the next … Continue reading