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)
Wednesdays, July 26 through August 16: 10 am - 12:00 pm
The Heritage Trust presents our summer environmental education programs. Kids 6 to 12 will explore nature through games, hikes experiments and fun activities. Parents to drop off and pick up kids at a different location each session. Registration forms will be available at the Otto Preserve Resource Center or as a downloadable form.
$15 for all 4 sessions.
Marine Debris Workshop / Beach Clean Up
Saturday, Aug 5: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, meet at the Otto Preserve, 3560 Sunrise Road
The Heritage Trust and Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean are teaming up for a second Marine Debris Education workshop and Lummi Island Beach Clean Up. Marine debris is a threat to the fish, birds, mammals, human health and safety in the marine ecosystems that surround Lummi Island and all of the earth’s oceans. Those participating in this event will learn how to participate in a nation wide citizen science effort to collect data on where and what type of marine debris are in our environment. We will also clean up several of the island’s beaches to remove and prevent debris currently on land from finding its way into the marine ecosystem.
Come dressed prepared for the weather and to get a little dirty. People of all ages are welcome. Bring a lunch, gloves and plenty of enthusiasm.
Bats Abound! Presentation by Bats Northwest
Thursday, August 17: 7 - 8:30 PM at the Otto Preserve, 3560 Sunrise Road
Kathleen Bander, founder of the non-profit Bats Northwest, will educate us about these amazing and helpful critters in our island environment.
Geology Rocks! Walk with Elizabeth
Saturday, October 7: 10 - 11:30 am at the Otto Preserve, 3560 Sunrise Rd
Tour the Otto Preserve from a Geological Perspective.
Did you ever wonder:
Why the Loop Trail becomes so steep near Walden Walk?
Why there is a mountain and high cliffs to the south and gentle hills to the north of the Otto Preserve?
Come learn more about Lummi Island!