Interested in participating in one of our Legacy Club trips to Yellow Island this spring? Click here to check the latest status and to RSVP. Read on for helpful information and details.

Thank you for leaving a legacy

We're celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Nature Conservancy's Legacy Club this year! As a member of The Legacy Club, you are part of a special group of Nature Conservancy supporters who have made a lasting commitment to conservation by making a life-income gift with the Conservancy or by naming the Conservancy as a beneficiary in their estate plans. We are honored by your dedication to preserving the diversity of life and for your foresight in providing for its future, here in Washington and around our world.

About Our Spring 2018 Trips to Yellow Island
In appreciation for your generous support, we are arranging visits to the Conservancy’s iconic Yellow Island Preserve — “the gem of the San Juan Islands.” Trips are scheduled for April 25 (Wed.), April 26 (Thurs.), and May 5 (Sat.). On each of these days there will be a morning outing (10am to 2pm) and an afternoon outing (2pm to 6pm).

We will travel together via charter boat from Anacortes to Yellow Island. The trip takes approximately 45 minutes; there are both inside and outside spaces to enjoy on the boat. Once on Yellow Island, we will be greeted by Phil Green, our beloved preserve steward. Enjoy Phil’s company and knowledge while you can, as this is his last season (happy retirement, Phil!). We will split into smaller groups and have nearly two hours to explore this special place. 

Space is limited, unfortunately, as we'd love to take all of our Legacy Club members out with us. We will accept RSVPs for parties of 1 or 2 people (see the RSVP link above), assigning spaces on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Once you've signed up via our form, we will reach out to confirm your spot(s) and provide a convenient way to pay the trip fee in advance. 

Cost is $50/guest.  (Note: this fee is to help cover our costs and is not tax deductible.)

What to Bring
Bring food and drink to enjoy while on the boat. Wear/bring layered clothing to stay warm and dry. You’ll want comfortable shoes with good grip for both the boat ride and walking on the island; walking sticks or trekking poles can help with stability on the uneven terrain. You may want to bring binoculars and a camera with you as you explore the island, appreciating the beautiful native flowers and watching for wildlife.

Things to Consider:

  • The boat ride takes 45 minutes or so each way.
  • No food or beverages are allowed on the island (water in non-glass bottles is OK).
  • Pets are not allowed on the island.
  • The preserve’s trails and beach are fairly rugged and cannot accommodate wheelchairs or walkers.
  • There are no restroom facilities on the island. The boat does have a restroom.

Please click here to RSVP. If you have more questions about these trips, please call (206) 436-6291. Thank you!

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