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

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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!

Don’t get lost on Lopez Hill!

Join us for a Spring Ramble on Sunday, May 18th at 2:00 pm. Competent guides will unveil the dark secrets, wildflower gardens and fairy glens as they get you there and back again. This introductory walk will follow moderate hiking paths over varied terrain, ending up at the highest point on the island. Options include a two or four mile walk. Bring nature guides, dress for the weather, and please carpool from the school with your friends, as parking is limited. Directions are at LopezHillMap . Questions? Call Tim at 468-2010 during business hours, and please leave a message if I’m not there.

Lopez Hill Mushroom Hunt

Sunday, October 12 2013 at 9:00 am

Hosted by the Lopez Community Trails Network and the San Juan County Land Bank. Join Kwiaht botanist Madrona Murphy and Land Bank Lopez Preserve Steward Tim Clark for an exploration of the diverse mushrooms on Lopez Hill.

If you want to know more about mushroom identification and maybe bring some home as well, this may be the hike for you. This is an easy forested hike to the top of the highest point on Lopez Island. Meet at trailhead parking off of Lopez Sound Road at 9:00. No sign up necessary.

To find out more about the walk, check out the event page on Facebook: Lopez Hill Mushroom Hunt