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.

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 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.


San Juan County is now the owner of Lopez Hill! This incredible 400 acre property is now protected for generations to come!

In a process that took a long time and resulted in a 50-year lease in 2009, the San Juan County Land Bank negotiated with the WA State DNR to reach a deal. MANY THANKS to everyone involved in the Friends of Lopez Hill and the many volunteers who helped along the way. Many, many thanks also, to the County Council and the Land Bank, who continued to keep this project a priority.

We’ll be hosting a celebration sometime soon;  we will announce details as we finalize plans.

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!

9.15.2015 Lopez Public Meeting

Great Islands Clean Up this weekend

Volunteer for the Great Islands Clean Up on Public Lands!
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Volunteers have a plethora of choices this year—check the list below and see what piques your interest.  Thank you!

SJI:  Third Lagoon Beach, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Meet at the Third Lagoon Preserve trailhead located at the end of Cattle Point Road to help clear plastic rubbish from the back of the lagoon.

SJI:  Deadman Bay Preserve, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Meet at Deadman Bay beach. Volunteers will tackle the drainage below the roadside where lots of debris collects throughout the year.

Lopez Island:  Multiple Locations
Meet at Lopez Community Center between 9am-10 am to register* and choose from 11 beaches and 9 road side areas that need your help, including Weeks Wetland at Fisherman Bay Preserves.

*There will be a complimentary yoga class from 8am-8:45 am preceding the registration!

Sturdy rubber boots, pants, and gloves are recommended. Carpooling is encouraged. The Land Bank will provide garbage bags, buckets, and some snacks.

Orcas Island:  Multiple Locations
Please show up to the closest meeting spot at 10am.  Our goal is to pick up as much litter and recyclables as possible and bring them back to the Village Green before 1pm. We will clean as many roadsides and beaches as we can get to!

Eastsound: The Village Green
Olga:  Artworks parking lot
Deer Harbor:  The post office


SJI Beach Clean Ups, Jana Marks at 360-378-2319 or
SJI Road Clean Ups, David Dehlendorf at 360-378-1082 or
Lopez Island, Nikyta Palmisani at 468-2555 to leave a message or email
Orcas Island, Kira Bradshaw at

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