Ebey's Landing New Trail Celebration
Aug
27
10:00 am10:00

Ebey's Landing New Trail Celebration

Join us in celebrating the National Park Service's Centennial and learn about the beginning of a new trail at Ebey's Landing! 

Learn about our unique partnership with Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve and hear about the exciting plans to add a new trail along the Robert Y. Pratt Preserve! 

Where: Prairie Overlook Trailhead

 


When: Saturday, August 27th, 10AM - 1PM

Cost: Free

DirectionsFrom Mukilteo, take the ferry over to Clinton. Be aware that there is a toll associated with the ferry. Head north on SR-525 for 19 miles to a junction with SR-20. Continue straight on for approx. 5 miles to the town of Coupeville, and continue north on SR-20 for approx. 1 mile. Turn left onto Sherman Road and continue until you reach a right turn for Cook Road. Drive to the end of Cook Road to the Prairie Overlook trailhead, located directly across from a cemetery.

The bluff trail is a three mile loop so don't forget to bring water, snacks and sunscreen!  Restrooms and informative brochures can be found at the Ebey's Landing parking lot, and note that if you start from this lot a Discover Pass is required.


Here is the Ebey's Landing Event Itinerary:

10:00AM // Meet at Prairie Overlook Trailhead
10:30AM // Introductions & learn about the National Historical Reserve & TNC
11:00AM // Self-guided hike along coastal bluff trail
1:00PM // Stay & eat lunch or head home! 


 For any questions or additional information please email: waevents@tnc.org

 

Jul
9
10:00 am10:00

Forestry Day in the Central Cascades

Join us for Forestry Day in the Central Cascades and learn more about the health of our forests!

Come enjoy the beautiful scenery of our Central Cascades forests near the shores of lake Cle Elum while listening to our science team discuss our restoration projects and goals for the region.  Afterwards, explore some of our trails and take a self-guided hike to Hex Mountain or relax and have a picnic!

Location:  Salmon La Sac Rd, Ronald, WA 98940

 

Cost: Free

Speakers: Brian Mize, Field Forester, and Reese Lolley, Director of Restoration & Fire, will demonstrate the importance of restoration thinning and other forestry techniques which help improve forest health and increase fire resiliency. 

Directions: Meet at the Fire Station on Salmon La Sac Rd. at 10:00 am. Here a link to the meet up location. Look for TNC signs along the highway. We will leave the Fire Station promptly at 10:30 and will lead cars onto a private road to a rally point where we will begin our educational and scenic tour. Please try to arrive on time as the rally point will be difficult to locate without guidance. 

Remember to pack a lunch and bring plenty of water in preparation for a hot summer day in the field. Don’t forget your sunscreen! Also note that there will be no restroom facilities at the Fire Station or on the preserve. Guests are advised to stop in Roslyn.

For any questions or additional information please email: waevents@tnc.org


Forestry Day Itinerary

10 AM // Meet at Fire Station

10:30 AM // Drive to rally point

11 AM // Forestry discussion with our science team

12 PM – 3 PM  // Lunch & self-guided hike  

World Oceans Day Instameet at Ruby Beach
Jun
12
5:00 pm17:00

World Oceans Day Instameet at Ruby Beach

JOIN US TO CELEBRATE WORLD OCEANS DAY & WITNESS AN AMAZING SUNSET WITH FELLOW INSTAGRAMMERS & IGERS SEATTLE!

WHERE: RUBY BEACH

WHEN: SUNDAY, JUNE 12th 5PM - 7PM

Oceans are critical to our health and the wellbeing of our planet. At the Nature Conservancy in Washington, we are conserving the living marine ecosystems that support our coastal communities.

We are excited and looking forward to meeting all of you!


Here is the #northwestnature schedule: 

4:45PM // We will arrive at Ruby Beach*
5:00PM // We will make our way down to the beach
5:30PM // We will do introductions and learn about The Conservancy's Oceans work
5:45PM // We will explore until 7PM
7:00PM // Stay and hang out or head home!

EDITED: *Originally Second Beach, but because of ease of accessibility, we've switched to Ruby Beach



Jun
4
10:00 am10:00

Moses Coulee Geology Day

JOIN US FOR AN AMAZING DAY NEAR MOSES COULEE PRESERVE!

Come learn about the fascinating geology of the coulee and the rich history of the area. Then meet a volunteer and take a self-guided walk on the property.


Location: Dutch Henry Falls

11:00 speaker: Ralph Dawes, Professor at Wenatchee Valley College will share information about the region, the natural history that formed this remarkable landscapeand why it looks the way it does.

Cost: FREE

Directions: Drive Hwy 2 to Jameson Lake Road in Moses Coulee – this is about halfway between the Columbia River (Orondo) and Dry Falls (Coulee City); click here for an interactive map*. In the bottom of the the coulee, turn north onto Jameson Lake Road. Travel about four miles to a walk through gate on your left for the Dutch Henry Falls Trail. This is a short half-mile walk each way.

* And while you have that map open, zoom out for a satellite-eye view of central Washington’s amazing geologic heritage!


(FULL) Yellow Island PM Adventure
May
7
2:00 pm14:00

(FULL) Yellow Island PM Adventure

Set amidst Washington’s scenic San Juan Islands, Yellow Island is a one-of-a kind location. Owned by The Nature Conservancy, the island offers unique beauty, an example of conservation in action and an escape from everyday life. Each spring it is bathed in fields of wildflowers, tumbling down hillsides towards the water.

Join us for a very special trip to Yellow Island. We’ll travel by charter boat from Anacortes to the island while learning about the ecology of the region from Nature Conservancy scientists. Roam the island, take photos and ask questions. We may even get lucky and see some of the region’s iconic sea life on the return trip.


SORRY, THESE TRIPS ARE NOW FULL

DATE & TIMES

Saturday, May 7

AM Trip:
10:00 (9:30 check in), returning at 1:45pm

PM Trip: 
2:00pm (1:30 check in), returning at 5:45pm

Boat departs from Outer Island Expeditions in Anacortes


COST: $35

This is not a donation to The Nature Conservancy. It simply covers the cost of the boat so your donations can be used for conservation work.

CONFIRM YOUR SPACE

Request a space by emailing WAEvents@TNC.org. Please include your phone number so we can call you to accept payment.  Your space will not be confirmed until you give payment.  You will receive an email confirming your reservation and including details on where to meet and what to bring.

Space is limited so sign up now. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit The Nature Conservancy’s Yellow Island.

LEARN MORE ABOUT YELLOW ISLAND


(FULL) Yellow Island AM Adventure
May
7
9:30 am09:30

(FULL) Yellow Island AM Adventure

Set amidst Washington’s scenic San Juan Islands, Yellow Island is a one-of-a kind location. Owned by The Nature Conservancy, the island offers unique beauty, an example of conservation in action and an escape from everyday life. Each spring it is bathed in fields of wildflowers, tumbling down hillsides towards the water.

Join us for a very special trip to Yellow Island. We’ll travel by charter boat from Anacortes to the island while learning about the ecology of the region from Nature Conservancy scientists. Roam the island, take photos and ask questions. We may even get lucky and see some of the region’s iconic sea life on the return trip.


SORRY, THESE TRIPS ARE NOW FULL

Date & Times

Saturday, May 7

AM Trip:
10:00 (9:30 check in), returning at 1:45pm

PM Trip:
2:00pm (1:30 check in), returning at 5:45pm

Boat departs from Outer Island Expeditions in Anacortes


COST: $35

This is not a donation to The Nature Conservancy. It simply covers the cost of the boat so your donations can be used for conservation work.

CONFIRM YOUR SPACE

Request a space by emailing WAEvents@TNC.org. Please include your phone number so we can call you to accept payment.  Your space will not be confirmed until you give payment.  You will receive an email confirming your reservation and including details on where to meet and what to bring.

Space is limited so sign up now. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit The Nature Conservancy’s Yellow Island.

LEARN MORE ABOUT YELLOW ISLAND


Wildflower Day
Apr
30
10:00 am10:00

Wildflower Day

Come see the magic of Eastern Washington up close on our preserves at our Wildflower Day Celebration!  Explore the preserve, then join in the festivities with other Conservancy members and Legacy Club guests through guided walks and talks about nature in Beezley Hills Preserve.

There's no better time to enjoy spring in Eastern Washington! See the full schedule below.


WILDFLOWER DAY ITINERARY

11AM // Guided Wander

Join a guided wander with our resident birder and Associate Director of Philanthropy, Deb Crespin!

12PM // All About Pygmy Rabbits

Peter Lancaster will be at the trailhead to talk about the Pygmy Rabbit recovery program happening in the area.

1PM // All About the Bloom

Molly Boyter, Botanist for the Bureau of Land Management and Emily Orling, Botanist for Rebalance Consulting will be at trailhead to share information about plants and flowers

There are no restroom facilities on the preserve & guests are advised to stop in Quincy. Guests should also check the weather forecast for Quincy and be sure to be prepared for sun exposure.


Learn More About Moses Coulee & Beezley Hills Preserve

Directions: 

  • From Hwy 28 at the east end of Quincy.
  • Take Columbia Way north (this is where the canal crosses under the highway).
  • This gentle s-curve will quickly become Rd P NW.
  • Continue north on P NW which becomes Monument Hill Rd for just over six and a half miles to the top of Monument Hill.
  • Park along the side of the road and join us at the walk-through gate.