Otto Preserve Spring Clean-up

Saturday, April 22: 10 am - 2 pm at the Otto Preserve Resource Center, 3560 Sunrise Rd

Make a difference on Earth Day 2017! Volunteer at our Annual Otto Preserve Spring Clean-up. Come join us in scrubbing, weeding, pruning, and tidying 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. 

To learn more about details and to RSVP, call or send an email to Wanda, or 360-758-7997. Many hands make the work lighter and a lot more fun!



Aiston Preserve Town Hall

Thursday, April 27: 7- 8:30 pm at the Beach School, 3786 Centerview Rd

Come and learn more about the Aiston Preserve restoration status and get updates on studies and planning.


Photo by Victor Burgett

Photo by Victor Burgett


Spring Bird Walks with Victor Burgett

May 6: 9 am - 12 pm

Meet at the ferry overflow parking lot next to the library, then carpool to the weekly site. (Weather permitting; light rain is okay, but if high winds or heavy rain, will be cancelled.)

Bring binoculars, walking shoes, and dress for the weather.

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.  



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) 



Nature Explorers

Wednesdays, July 26 through August 16: 10 to 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.



Geology Rocks! Walk with Elizabeth

Saturday, October 7: 10 to 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!