Annual Benefit Dinner
Thursday, March 14: 5 - 6pm Cocktail hour, 6 - 9pm Dinner at the Willows Inn on Lummi Island
Chef Blaine Wetzel and his team at the Willows Inn have created an edible snapshot of early spring, showcasing the island’s bountiful offerings. We are so lucky to live where our natural surroundings can inspire a beautiful and delicious meal. Join us on a culinary journey of Lummi Island. UPDATE: 2019 Tickets are SOLD OUT, contact our office to be added to the waitlist.
Bird Walks with Victor Burgett
March 23, April 20, May 18, June 8: 9am - 12pm at the Ferry OverflowParking Lot
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. Meet at the ferry overflow parking lot next to the library, then carpool to the weekly site. Bring binoculars, walking shoes, and dress for the weather. (Weather permitting, light rain is okay, but if high winds or heavy rain, will be cancelled.)
When a Bear Comes to Town: Washington’s Black Bears and Ways to Coexist With Them
Saturday, April 13: 10am - 12pm at the Congregational Church Basement
American black bears are the most common and widely distributed bears in North America. In Washington, black bears live in a diverse array of forested habitats. As human populations encroach on bear habitat, people and bears have greater chances of encountering each other. Come hear Robert Waddell, WDFW biologist for Skagit and Whatcom Counties, talk about black bears and how we can all live together safely and peacefully.
Saturday, April 20: 7 - 9pm at the Lummi Island Grange Hall
Postponed due to weather, the Heritage Trust will host its annual meeting on Saturday, April, 20th, from 7 - 9pm. Come join us! Hear about the current state of land preservation on the island, connect with your neighbors, and enjoy a presentation by Paul Bannick.
Check out video, sound, stories from the field and remarkable images from his brand new book: "Owl: A Year in the Lives of the North American Owls." He uses intimate, yet dramatic, images to follow owls through the course of one year in their distinct habitats. This presentation is a gorgeous photographic tribute and a compelling call to preserve the habitats that sustain these iconic birds.