Amphibian Monitoring

Sunday, April 9: 10 am - 3 pm at the Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd

The Whatcom County Amphibian Monitoring Project (WCAMP) is returning to Lummi Island to assist our volunteers in collecting scientific field data on our amphibian populations. This year trained volunteers will share their skills in the field teaching others how to identify amphibians and their eggs, record and submit data, and other procedures to keep our amphibians healthy. To participate, volunteers should be in fairly good physical shape, comfortable being outside in any weather, and comfortable traversing uneven wet ground. Please bring a bagged lunch, water bottle, water-resistant shoes/boots, and rain gear. 

For past Lummi Island survey results look up June 2, 2016, Citizens Science news on

To RSVP, please contact Wanda at or 360-758-7997.



Otto Preserve Spring Clean-up

Saturday, April 22: 10 am - 2 pm at the Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd

Make a difference on Earth Day 2017 Volunteer at our Annual Otto Preserve Spring Clean-up. Come join us in scrubbing, weeding, pruning, and tidying up the Otto Preserve Resource Center and grounds and cleaning up the Otto Preserve trails. All ages welcome, we have a job for everyone! Bring your favorite tools and work gloves. Dress for the weather. Refreshments will be served. 

To learn more about details and to RSVP, call or send an email to Wanda, or 360-758-7997. Many hands make the work lighter and a lot more fun!



Aiston Preserve Town Hall

Thursday, April 27: 7- 8:30 pm at the Beach School, 3786 Centerview Rd

Come and learn more about the Aiston Preserve restoration status and get updates on studies and planning.


Photo by Victor Burgett

Photo by Victor Burgett


Spring Bird Walks with Victor Burgett

April 8 & May 6: 9 am - 12 pm

Meet at the ferry overflow parking lot next to the library, then carpool to the weekly site. (Weather permitting; light rain is okay, but if high winds or heavy rain, will be cancelled.)

Bring binoculars, walking shoes, and dress for the weather.

From February to May the bird population on Lummi Island gradually shifts from winter to summer avifauna.  At first, the focus will be on resident species and wintering water birds.  As spring arrives, so will a variety of warblers, flycatchers, hummingbirds, tanagers, grosbeaks, vireos, and more.  We will visit different sites from week to week, including the Otto and Curry preserves, as well as various places along the shoreline to watch for saltwater species.  



Aiston Preserve Tours

Saturday, May 20, June 17, July 15 & Aug 19: 1 - 2:30 pm at the Aiston Preserve, 1130 Beach Ave

Join us for a tour of the new Aiston Preserve at the old quarry property. Come and see this fantastic property. No need to sign up - just show up. Meet at the parking area inside the gate at the end of Beach Ave. Wear sturdy walking shoes for walking on uphill and downhill terrain. Weather related cancellations will be posted to NextDoor the day of the tour. For more information call the Resource Center, 360-758-7997. Please remember, the Aiston Preserve is not yet open to the public while the Trust addresses reclamation and safety issues, please respect the "No Trespassing" signs. Thank you!




Member Appreciation Picnic
& Chili Cook-off

Saturday, July 22: Noon to 3 pm at the Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd

Join us for one of the HOTTEST events of the year! Live music, chili tasting and family fun! Our Member Appreciation Picnic includes a bowl of chili or chili dog, cornbread, dessert and lemonade or beer.

Suggested donation of $6.00 adults, $3.00 kids (11 years & under)