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Pacific Madrone with Marianne Elliott and Michael Yadrick of ArbutusARME at Camano Island State Park

February 11 @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm

Offered twice on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023 – YOUR choice of times: starting at 11 am OR starting at 1:30 pm. Each trip about 90 minutes.

Mikael Yadrick
Mikael Yadrick, Green Seattle Partnership
Marianne-Elliott
Marianne Elliott, Arbutus ARME

The Guides:

Marianne Elliott and Michael Yadrick are co-presenting a virtual class at Sound Waters University on 2/4 AND offering two field trips on Saturday, February 11th.

  • Michael Yadrick is a Plant Ecologist with Seattle Parks and Recreation and he works for the Green Seattle Partnership team. Michael has worked with several land trusts before returning home to Seattle. Michael currently supports professional crew work happening across GSP sites.
  • Marianne Elliott is a Research Associate in Plant Pathology at Washington State University, Puyallup Research & Extension Center and co-founder of ArbutusARME.  She researches disease management for woody plants in nurseries, landscapes, and forests. 

The Field Trip (only for Sound Waters University registrants; requires event + field trip ticket): 

madrone-tree
Pacific Madrone by Dan Hale, SWS Class of 2022, at Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island.

Learn about the ecology and range of Pacific madrone (Arbutus menziesii), its pollinators and wildlife associations, and health concerns such as diseases and climate change.

Before you go: Consider installing iNaturalist and/or TreeSnap apps to your mobile device and learn to take pictures and upload reports to assist in ongoing data collection.

Location: Camano Island State Park (CISP) bluff trail. More details will be sent in advance to those with tickets for this trip. Trail is a true forest and bluff trail. HIking stick and boots preferred.

Learn more about the Pacific Madrone Research at WSU Puyallup

Links that were in Chat during the Feb 4 event:

2269 Lowell Point Rd
Camano Island, Washington 98282
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360) 387-3031
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