Current news and information:
No Program Meeting in December
There will be no program meeting in December. Please join us if you can for the annual Christmas Bird Count. Enjoy the holidays and we'll see you in the New Year!
Demo Garden UPDATE: Saturday December 10th – Workshop on Making Gifts for Birds and Bird Lovers HAS BEEN CANCELED. Sunday December 11th 1:00 – 3:00 Workshop (see details below) will take place as scheduled!
Pine Cone Bird Feeders
with Artist and Naturalist April Richardson.
Sunday, December 11, 2016 ~ 1‐3 pm
This is a fun free workshop for all ages — Kids, Teens and Adults. Families are welcome! Please note the Peanut butter will be used in the bird food used with the Pine cones.
Edmonds Native Plant Demonstration Garden
Directions: Enter garden at Willow Creek Hatchery located on Pine Street off Hwy 104 in Edmonds (just southwest of the ferry toll booth). Free parking on Pine Street and for those with limited mobility use the hatchery parking area down the driveway.
For more information:
Susie Schaefer 425-771-8165
Public Meeting: Trail Planning for Morning Star Conservation Area
Friday, December 16, 2016
Cavalero Mid High School Cafeteria
8220 24th St SE
Lake Stevens, WA, 98258
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is beginning a trail planning process for the Morning Star Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA). This large area extends from Mt. Pilchuck east to Gothic Basin and southeast of Spada Reservoir, including Boulder and Greider Lakes.
For reference, a detailed map of the area is available as a PDF file.
In collaboration with local governments, recreational users and other interested parties, DNR will create a sustainable trails plan for low-impact recreational opportunities and facilities in the conservation area.
The existing trail network within Morning Star will be evaluated with respect to traditional and cultural use, renovation and/or potential expansion, and desired hiking, backcountry camping, and scenic vistas and viewpoints. These will be prioritized for future project development. Emphasis will focus on the restoration of current impacts to environmentally sensitive areas and redevelopment of existing popular trails.
Public Planning Process
Following the public meeting on December 16, DNR will form a public trail planning committee that will work with DNR to develop priorities for the trails plan. Committee meetings are expected to occur periodically for about a year starting early in 2017 and a trail plan should be finalized in 2018.
To learn more and to be added to the project's email contact list, please contact David Way 360-333-5741 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also contact Kathy Johnson, PAS Forest Practices Chair, at 360-659-7252 or email@example.com.
Photo by Scottmliddell@flickr
Winter Gulls of Puget Sound: Learn Adult Gull Identification with Mike Donahue
Does identifying gulls make you feel like you're seeing fifty shades of gray? Gulls are one of the most challenging groups of birds to identify. You've been saying that you want to take a gull ID class, so now’s your chance!
A classroom session will cover identification of adults of all the gulls that regularly occur in Washington in winter. There will be a half day (8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.) field trip to visit seve ral local gull hotspots on south Lake Washington.
|Class:||February 1, 7-9 p.m.|
|Location:||PUD Building (Upstairs), 2320 California Street, Everett, WA 98201|
|Field Trip:||Saturday and Sunday, February 4 and 5. Instructor will lead field trip both days; participants will sign up for one of these days at the first class. If there are 12 or fewer in the class the field trip will be on Saturday only.|
|Cost:||$50 for class and field trip, $30 lecture only. Youth/Young Adults (under 24): $30 for class, $15 lecture only.|
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