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!
Please RSVP below. An email will be sent at least one week before the event with more instructions.