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A HUGE Thank You to Acme Ice Cream!

For supporting the Heritage Trust's 2018 Volunteer Appreciation Party
with a donation of delicious Fudge Brownie Ice Cream.
No air added - thick, rich and YUMMY!

September 20th, 4:00 pm, under the welcoming arms of Mother Maple at the Otto Preserve.





Aiston Preserve Guided Tours

Meet at parking area inside gate at the end of Beach Ave: 1 - 2:30pm

  • Sunday, May 27

  • Saturday, July 28

  • Sunday, August 26

  • Saturday, September 29

Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle for this family friendly tour. The Aiston Preserve is not yet open to the public while we continue our reclamation process, so please honor the "No Trespassing" signs. These guided tours are your opportunity to see how the preserve is evolving.



Trees with Sean Tait

Saturday, October 6: 10 - 11:30am at Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd

Things that people and trees have in common -

Come prepared with an open mind to hear arborist Sean Tait explain the startling similarities between trees and humans that are being discovered by tree scientists. Topics covered will include sensory perception, social relationships, personality development, parenting strategies, awareness, intelligence, and pain response. After this, you will never look at a tree the same again.


 Photo by Ed Lowe

Photo by Ed Lowe


Community Meeting - Aiston Preserve Project Update

Thursday, October 18: 7 - 8pm at the Grange Hall

We will share progress on biological surveys, restoration design, and permitting for this big project and unveil our first drawings of what the Aiston Preserve could look like 5-10 years from now. Please come!


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Mushroom Foray

Saturday October 27: 10:30am - 1:30pm at Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd

The friendly experts from Northwest Mushroomers are returning to Lummi Island for this popular family friendly event! We'll meet for an orientation session, then head out for a field foray and sample collection*. At 1:30 we'll meet back at the Resource Center to identify species and share a potluck lunch.

* Note: foraging is not otherwise permitted on the LIHT Preserves! Please bring a basket or paper sack to collect samples, a Potluck dish to share, and your own dishes and utensils for lunch.



Geology Rocks!

Saturday, November 10: 10 - 11:30am at the Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd

From the pillow basalt at the top of Migley Point, the honeycomb weathering of the Chuckanut Formation and the rugged outcrops of graywacke at Carter Point, Lummi Island tells a story of deep geologic time. Our island was sutured together at a fault zone at Sunrise Cove and covered by mile-high glaciers. Tectonic forces and time have left us with this wonderful dramatic landscape. LIHT Board Member and geologist Elizabeth Kilanowski will talk about the geology of the island and lead a walk in the Otto Preserve.



Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday, November 24: 10am - 3pm at the Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd

Each year, the Heritage Trust raises funds by selling gorgeous, hand-made wreaths at the Holiday Bazaar. Come and spend an enjoyable time with old friends and new, crafting evergreen wreaths. Snacks and hot cider provided. Bring lightweight garden gloves and hand clippers.