IslandWood Celebrates Earth Month with Community Partners

IslandWood is thrilled to be collaborating with Bainbridge Island community partners to provide an Earth Month full of diverse activities and adventure for all! Our goal is to inspire everyone to protect our trees, our environment, and our planet all month and throughout the year.

 

Earth Month Events and Activities:

 

Sustainable Clothing Show — April 1-30
Bainbridge Arts and Crafts hosts a month-long exhibit highlighting sustainable fashion in the form repurposed textiles, formerly worn items recreated with significant visible mending or refashioning. Learn more here.

 

Dinner in the Woods at IslandWood — April 2
IslandWood’s annual fundraiser is an evening to celebrate the impact of IslandWood’s work and to come together in support of environmental education for our region’s students, educators, and community members. This event will be hybrid, hosting you either from the Bainbridge campus or online. Information and tickets are here.

 

Climate Change Café in Huney Hall at the Senior Center — April 2, 2–4pm
This event is open to anyone in the community who is interested in sharing feelings and concerns about complicated or tough topics. Trained facilitators guide the conversation, and everyone has a chance to be heard without interruption or cross talk. Contact Barbara Ochota with questions.

 

Student Conservation Corps Work Party for Summer Applicants — April 3, 10am-Noon
SCoCo members work to control invasive plant species in our island’s parks and protected open spaces, methodically achieving goals outlined in the Park District’s Invasive Plant Management Plan. Learn about this event and other SCoCo Earth Month work parties here.

 

Invasive Weed Work Party  — April 6, 9-11am and 4-6pm
The Bainbridge Island Land Trust will be hosting a work party at the Quitslund Preserve to remove invasive Himalayan blackberry and English ivy. Learn about this event and other Earth Month work parties Bainbridge Island Trust is hosting here.

 

Red Pine Park Work Party — April 12, 10am-Noon
Bainbridge Island Parks hosts maintenance work every second Tuesday here on garden beds, a historic fruit orchard, edible perennials, and other historic plantings in this former homestead in the heart of downtown. Learn about this event and other Earth Month work parties Bainbridge Island Parks is hosting here.

 

Spring Skills of a Naturalist: Birding by Ear at IslandWood — April 14, 9:30-11:30am
IslandWood naturalist and docent, Mark Salvadalena, will teach you how to listen for key features in bird chatter and song to arrive at a proper ID – even without seeing the bird. Register here.

 

Lawn Alternatives — Saturday, April 16, 10-11am
Bring your invasive weeds to the Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station, and Land Trust will cover the disposal costs! For questions click here.

 

Spring Skills of a Naturalist: Wild Edibles at IslandWood — April 21, 9:30-11:30am
Learn how to confidently identify wild spring plants that are edible and medicinal.

 

Earth Day Celebration at Centennial Rotary Park — April 24, 10am-1pm
At this family-focused event, attendees will be planting hundreds of wildflowers, hosting an invasive weed removal work party, dancing to live music, eating local fare and getting creative with nature themed activities hosted by our local island partners. Register here.

 

After the Blast – Mt. St. Helens 40 Years Later at the Bainbridge Island Library, April 24, 2pm
Biologist Eric Wagner takes us on a journey through the 1980 volcano blast zone, now known as the greatest natural experiment in Pacific Northwest history. Email for more information.

 

Afternoon on the Trails at IslandWood — April 24, 12-4pm
Bring your family and friends to explore our campus on a self-guided tour through hemlock and red-cedar woods, meadows, and streams.

 

Spring Skills of a Naturalist: Wetland Ecology at IslandWood — April 28, 9:30-11:30am
Dip into the still waters to identify, classify, and marvel at the teeming nursery of macroinvertebrates and other species hiding down in the deep.

 

For a complete list of local Earth Month events, including webinars and online classes, click here!

 

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