Film Showing: Plastic Is Forever
Friday, March 23: 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Beach Elementary School
Join us for a viewing of the award-winning short film Plastic Is Forever followed by a conversation with the Orcas Island film-maker, Dylan D’Haeze.
Dylan is a remarkable teenager who took on a journey to learn all about plastic pollution and how it affects the planet. The success of his first film, Plastic Is Forever, led him to create a series of films from a kid’s perspective about environmental issues our planet is facing. His goal is to reach kids worldwide and show them that they are not powerless, and that their daily actions can affect our future in a positive way. Kids can make a difference!
Marine Debris Tracker App Training
Friday, March 24: 10:00 - 12:00 am at Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Road
Islander Mary Ross will be doing a presentation on Marine Debris and will teach participants how easily individuals can participate in a Global Citizen Science project to Map, Categorize, and Prevent land based debris from entering the Marine Environment. Mary will demonstrate how to use a smartphone App called the Marine Debris Tracker to make it easy to track and log data into a global database.
Participants from this March 24 Marine Debris Workshop will then join forces with the teams of Island Volunteers to log items found and removed from our streets and near shore environment during LICA’s Annual Spring Roadside Clean–Up on the morning of Saturday, April 7 .
Another Marine Debris Tracker App Training
Tuesday, March 27: 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Otto Preserve Resource Center,
3560 Sunrise Road
Islander Mary Ross will be doing another presentation on Marine Debris and will teach participants how easily individuals can participate in a Global Citizen Science project to Map, Categorize, and Prevent land based debris from entering the Marine Environment. Mary will demonstrate how to use a smartphone App called the Marine Debris Tracker to make it easy to track and log data into a global database.
Participants from the March 24th and 27th Marine Debris Workshops will then join forces with the teams of Island Volunteers to log items found and removed from our streets and near shore environment during LICA’s Annual Spring Roadside Clean–Up on the morning of Saturday, April 7 .
LICA Island Clean-Up & Marine Debris Cataloging
Saturday, April 7: 9:45 am, Meet at the Grange Hall
Community members meet at Grange Hall to join teams for litter patrol of selected routes. Lunch will be served to all volunteers. Each team will include a Heritage Trust volunteer who is trained to categorize liter than can be classified as potential Marine debris. This is an all-volunteer project by people who like to live in a clean nest.
Sunday, April 14: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Meet at the Otto Preserve Resource Center on Lummi Island.
The Whatcom County Amphibian Monitoring Project (WCAMP) is returning to assist Lummi Island Heritage Trust in documenting the health of Lummi Island amphibians. We will have a brief review of how to identify amphibians and their eggs and record data.
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, waterproof or water-resistant shoes/boots, and rain gear. We have some hip waders available.
Registration required for this event, please contact Wanda email@example.com or 360-758-7997.
Otto Preserve Clean Up
Sunday, April 22: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd
Make a Difference on Earth Day and Volunteer at the Otto Preserve Spring Cleanup! Join us at our Annual Otto Preserve Spring Clean-up. Come help tidy up the Otto Preserve Resource Center, grounds, and 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. RSVP to Wanda, firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-758-7997. Many hands working together make Earth Day a lot more fun!
Spring Bird Walks
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Meet at ferry overflow parking, then carpool to various locations.
- Saturday,April 21
- Sunday, May 6
- Saturday, May 19
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. 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.
Raising Honey Bees On Lummi island
Saturday, April 28: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd
Do you want to add more sweetness to your life as you appreciate and support nature? Come and enjoy a informative presentation by JoAnn Philpot about bees and beekeeping. JoAnn is a fully certified Washington State Apprentice Beekeeper. She will talk about bee victory gardens, Warre hives, challenges including mites, beetles, and global warming's impact on bees.
The Life Of Trees
Sunday, May 20: 10:00 am - 12:00 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.
Aiston Preserve Guided Tours
Meet @ parking area inside gate at the end of Beach Ave 1:00 - 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.