Aiston Preserve Guided Tours

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

  • 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.



Member Appreciation Picnic & Chili Cookoff

Saturday, July 14: Noon - 3 pm at Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd

Something special this year to celebrate the Trust's 20th anniversary: 
After the Chili Chef awards we're having a contra dance with music by the acclaimed duo, The Countercurrents along with dance caller Judy Zeidel.

Chili tasting, live music, and family fun! Lunch includes a bowl of chili or corn dog, cornbread, dessert, and lemonade or beer. Suggested donation of $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for kids (11yrs and under).


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Nature Explorers

Every WEDNESDAY from July 18th through August 8th, 10 am - Noon.

Kids will explore nature through games, hikes, experiments and fun activities. Ages 6 to 12 years, $15 covers 4 sessions. Registration forms were sent home with Beach School kids; also available as a download: registration form



Mid-Summer Night's Fest

Saturday, August 11: 6:00 to 9:00 pm in an enchanted garden
                                   near the center of Lummi Island

This friend raiser for the Heritage Trust will be held at dusk in the magical sea-side garden of Malcolm and Bobbie Hutchings. The evening includes a beautiful buffet and libations. You'll be entertained by wandering minstrels, fluttering fairies, and possibly a visit by the Bard himself! Limit will be 100 guests, so contact the Heritage Trust office (360-758-7997) to reserve your spot. $25/per person donation. This is an adult event.


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The Journal Group Meeting

Thursday, August 16: 6 pm - 7 pm at the Otto Preserve Resource Center

If you like to record your ideas, prose , poetry, drawings, essays, musings or observations or need inspiration to do so, please join us. Those who wish to share what they have created will have an opportunity to do so. Anyone is welcome. Refreshments and good company in a beautiful setting.



Trees with Sean Tait

Saturday, October 6: 10 am - 12 pm at Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd

In this fascinating talk and slide show by arborist Sean Tait, discover the hidden world of trees that is all around you. Prepare to have your mind blown as Sean describes the latest research into such things as tree communication, learning behavior, decision making, and parenting strategies.


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Mushroom Foray

October: Details to follow



Geology Rocks!

Saturday, November 10: 10 am - 11:30 am 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: 10 am - 3 pm 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.