May 30 potluck for Lopez steward Tim Clark

From the San Juan County Land Bank. Potluck for retiring Land Bank steward, Tim Clark. This Wednesday noon at Odlin Park!
It’s an Island Celebration May 30th!
As of June 1st, San Juan County Land Bank Lopez Preserve Steward Tim Clark will be turning in his keys to the county truck and {happily} returning to his little blue pick up. Tim’s entry into retirement will give him the opportunity to dedicate more time to personal projects, like finding creative solutions for what other people consider trash.
Tim has been instrumental in many Land Bank projects over the last decade including the acquisitions of a conservation easement on the old Kjargaard farm, the new preserve, temporarily-named Lopez Channel, as well as management of all the Lopez Preserves, including Lopez Hill (leased in 2009 and soon to be owned by the Land Bank outright!).
Tim’s quick wit and thoughtful nature will be greatly missed in staff meetings and beyond. Please join us in wishing Tim a fruitful retirement on May 30, at high noon, in Odlin Park, Lopez Island. In Lopezian tradition, it will be a potluck to outdo any potluck before it.
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Hike Lopez Hill for National Trails Day

The Land Bank, along with Friends of Lopez Hill, will celebrate National Trails Day with a hike around Lopez Hill. Carpool with your enthusiasm, water and appropriate clothing to the Lopez Hill parking area for a good time with great people in a wonderful place. See you there! Please call Tanja Williamson at 360-378-4402 or visit sjclandbank.org for more information.

Note: Parking is very limited at the trailhead. Please carpool!

When: June 2, 2018 at 1pm
Where: Lopez Hill trailhead, off of Lopez Sound Road: see map below.

Iceberg Point Social Trails Restoration Project

Sorry for the late notice… from Nick Teague, this info on two opportunities to help shape public use at Iceberg, today, tomorrow, and Friday:

Today, Wednesday October 21st at the Lopez Library 1-4 pm for a review of all the input we received including at our last meeting, Sept 9th. We will look at the Iceberg maps and ensure we have not missed any social trails

Tomorrow, October 22nd Thursday, 1-4 pm we will take a nice walk out to Iceberg Point and “Ground Truth” our maps. Meet at Agate Beach.

– October 23rd, Friday, 1-4 pm, Lopez Library we will gather again, review our examination of walking Iceberg Point, update the maps and chat it up on how best to prioritize, mark, sign and restore those social trails

Please join us if ya can and thanks a million for all the excellent participation. What a special place!!!!   See ya there!!

Here is the link to Lopezrocks.org and where ya can find the latest SJINM newletters:
Cheers, Nick

Land Bank community meeting

When: Tuesday, September 14, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Lopez Library meeting room

Greetings Lopezians! What’s your vision for the Land Bank’s next 25 years? Join us in the Library Meeting Room tomorrow evening to meet your newest commissioners, Christa Campbell and Amanda Wedow, and help shape future Land Bank projects on Lopez.

For more information contact Tim Clark at 468-2010. Light refreshments provided—hope to see you there!

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Celebrate National Trails Day on Lopez Island

Date Saturday, June 6, 2015
Location Iceberg Point and Watmough Bay
Cost FREE
Contact Name Tim Clark
Contact Email timc@rockisland.com
Contact Phone 360-468-2010
Link sjclandbank.org

Celebrate National Trails Day the Lopez Way!

Lopez Community Trails Network, San Juan County Land Bank, San Juan County Odlin Park, WA State Spenser Spit Park, Lopez Island Conservation Corps, and the San Juan Islands National Monument are hosting some great events in celebration of National Trails Day, Saturday, June 6th!

Nick Teague with the San Juan Islands National Monument will lead a fun and exciting morning Beach Clean-Up for Iceberg Point. Volunteers can meet Nick at the Lopez Farmers Market at 10:00 am (Lopez Community Trails Network booth) to sign-up, assemble a car pool and head to South Lopez Island, or meet at Agate Beach Day-Use Park at 11:00 am to begin the hike into Iceberg Point. Please be prepared for the weather and bring a day pack with your 10 essentials and gloves. Nick will provide garbage bags and gloves if needed. The Beach Clean-Up team will work for about 2 hours and hike out all the garbage which will cover approximately 1 1/2 miles. Please bring great attitudes and big smiles.

And for those that like to sleep in, well there’s options for you too! Join Land Bank Steward, Tim Clark, San Juan Islands National Monument Manager, Marcia deChadenedes and Lopez Community Trails Network member, Bob Walker, for one of two sporting hikes on the South Shore of Lopez Island:

1:00 pm: Park at Watmough road entrance — Tim Clark and Marcia deChadenedes will drive folks to the Chadwick Hill trailhead, and will take off up and over Chadwick Hill, past Watmough, over to Point Colville and back to the cars.

3:00 pm: Park at Chadwick Hill trailhead — Bob Walker will repeat the hike and give folks rides back from Point Colville to the Chadwick Hill trailhead by the green rope.

Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear; bring a snack/water, camera and binoculars, and leave dogs and worries at home. This a medium strenuous hike of approximately four miles, and each hike is limited to twelve happy and lucky people. Sign-up at the Saturday Farmers Market or RSVP earlier to Tim Clark at 360-468-2010.

National Trails Day® (NTD) is the American Hiking Society’s trail awareness program. Each year events are held to help promote awareness of the wide variety of benefits that trails provide, to encourage people to discover their local trails, to raise awareness of trail issues, and to instill excitement for the outdoors. National Trails Day ® is held every year on the first Saturday in June. Learn more about the program online at nationaltrailsday.org.

FOLH at the Lopez Farmer’s Market for National Trails Day, June 7

Our Land bank Steward, Tim Clark, will be a the Lopez Farmer’s Market tomorrow, June 7th from 10am to 2pm. Tim will be sharing two booths with our local, State, and Federal land managers:

Friends of Lopez Hill
Lopez Community Trails Network
Lopez Island Conservation Corps
San Juan County Land Bank
San Juan County Parks
San Juan Preservation Trust
Washington State Parks
U.S. Bureau of Land Management

This is a great opportunity to come out and meet the great folks who care for and manage our public and conservation lands! Stop by and say Hello while you’re enjoying the Market tomorrow.

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Spring Ramble a big success

From Tim Clark, our Land Bank Steward:

“A very large thank you to everyone who made the Spring Ramble such a  large success. Twenty people had a wonderful time wandering and looking  and talking and learning. An extra thanks goes out to David and Beth for  sharing their knowledge and curiosity of the plants and birds on the  Hill! Everyone commented on what fun it was and how much they learned.  And we all made it out alive!”

Beth St. George identified the following plants in bloom:

Dovefoot Geranium
Woodland Strawberry
Spotted Coralroot
Trailing Blackberry
Bicknell’s Geranium (I think this is the correct species)
Pacific Sanicle
Candyflower = Siberian Miner’s Lettuce
Small-flowered Alumroot
Sea Blush
Bedstraw (Fragrant?)
Foamflower
Baldhip Rose
Heart-leaved Twayblade
Miner’s Lettuce
Great Camas
Buttercup species: I don’t know these well.

David and Beth’s bird list:

Cassin’s Vireo
Townsend’s Warbler
Pacific Wren
Wilson’s Warbler
Dark-eyed Junco
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Orange-crowned Warbler
Hairy Woodpecker
Song Sparrow
We must have seen American Robin, too, but I don’t have it written down!