County Council Drafting “Leave No Trace” Resolution

– from Barbara Marrett/San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau – The San Juan County Council is working on a draft resolution supporting a Leave No Trace (LNT) ethic in San Juan County. The resolution is a result of the local Terrestrial Managers Working Group, a coalition of conservation-oriented governmental and non-governmental land … Continue reading

Ocean Degradation is Fact, Not Theory

Shellfish Growers and Marine Scientists Agree that Ocean Degradation is Fact, Not Theory; Collaboration and Adaptation Key Next Steps — from Julia Vouri — Ocean acidification is fact, not theory, and collaboration and adaptation are key to tackling this crisis. That was the conclusion of local shellfish growers, marine managers … Continue reading

Leave No Trace Comes to San Juan Islands Sept 23-28

— from Barbara Marrett for San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau — Special Education Events September 25-29 in the San Juan Islands with the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers to Help Preserve and Protect Natural Resources for Generations to Come Leave No Trace Selected Washington’s San Juan Islands as One of … Continue reading

Another Amazing “Fifth Season” for School Lunches

 — by Madie Murray — The term “Fifth Season” is used as a way to say we are figuratively adding another season to the four seasons by preserving the harvest when it is most bountiful and consuming it in a season when we would not otherwise be able to. For … Continue reading

Busy, Productive County Council Tuesday Morning Session

– by Lin McNulty – Following a quick approval of minutes, and a few routine housekeeping items, the County Council on Tuesday opened their meeting on Orcas for Citizen’s Access Time. Pierette Guimond announced that island cemeteries now have a website which contains much historical information. Dan Wilk of Ecliipse … Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Shape Stormwater Projects We’ll Be Paying For

— by Gulliver Rankin — If you have concerns about the quality of our drinking water and streams, property damage from flooding events or development regulations dealing with stormwater, I want to encourage you to attend the September 16th Public Works Open House at the Eastsound Fire Hall. From 11-1 … Continue reading

County Council to Meet in Eastsound

Tuesday, September 9, at 10 a.m at the Eastsound Fire Hall The San Juan County Council will hold its regular meeting on Orcas Island next week. The agenda for the meeting calls for: Citizens’ Access Time Discussions scheduled from 10:15 a.m. until 12 noon: Eastsound Subarea Plan Update– Colin Maycock, … Continue reading