“In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.” – Baba Dioum – 1968
Happy New Year 2017
It’s fun and rewarding to learn more about YOUR island habitat – for you and your kids and/or grandkids, your neighbors, …
- Get outside and take a walk …
- Visit a state park – we have TEN of them in Island County – and you can park for FREE on Jan 1, Jan 15, and Jan 16 (other free days)
- Visit one of our many county parks and trails
- Check your library for a copy of “Getting to the Water’s Edge” – and plan to explore along the shoreline, or curl up at home and read essays on topics crucial for our intertidal areas.
- Check the Whidbey Camano Land Trust website for properties you can visit.
- Visit some indoor educational displays
- Learn from home
- Attend a day or evening of learning …
- Register by Jan 29th for our 23rd Sound Waters ‘one day university for all’ (best for adults and kids in high-school or college) – held Feb 4 at South Whidbey HS.
- Attend the Whidbey Island Conservation District’s free workshops on edible native plants in the garden landscape
- Attend Orca Networks Ways of Whales Workshop on Jan 21 at Coupeville school.
- Attend our free 4th Wednesday Evening Talks – at Camano Library – Jan 25 talk is on a birds-eye view of the Skagit Delta.
- Visit some outdoor festivals
Feb 25-26 – Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival– has been cancelled for 2017
- Explore other ways to ‘get involved‘ – and care for our habitat
- Invest a day a week for 12 weeks (Mar-Apr, Sept-Oct) and take our training to become a Sound Water Steward. Apply by Feb 28th.
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