This 5-acre island in Chuckanut Bay south of Bellingham offers an excellent opportunity for visitors to see the beauty of one of Puget Sound’s rocky islands. It’s home to nests of bald eagles and it is a great example of native coastal forest habitat such as Douglas fir (some well over 250 years old!), grand fir, madrone and western red cedar. The island’s tidal areas offer visitors a chance to see marine invertebrates such as barnacles, rock crabs, sea cucumbers, limpets, hermit crabs and blue mud shrimp. Surfbirds frequently perch on the rocky shores.
Invasive English ivy has colonized portions of this special place and we need volunteers to help us remove it! This volunteer event requires no special skills, will require hand-pulling of invasive ivy, and include a short boat trip to the island. Bring a lunch!
Are you a company looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities for your employees? Are you a college professor looking to do hands on stewardship work with your students?
The Nature Conservancy stewards 38 preserves across the state of Washington and we could use your help! The opportunities could involve puling invasive species, planting native flora, site clean up and more. If you have a group larger than 10 and are willing to travel an hour or more then this is the right opportunity for you.
If you are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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