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Earth Month Bainbridge Island


 

 

Celebrate Trees! Earth Month Bainbridge Island 2018

The goal of Celebrate Trees! Earth Month Bainbridge Island is to raise awareness and encourage involvement for Arbor Day and Earth Day, and to inspire all to protect our trees, our environment, and our planet. Earth Month includes events and activities throughout April and offers something for everyone, children and adults of all abilities.  Events are listed for the active weed puller, the quiet reader, the inquisitive tree hugger, the reflective Earth lover, the conscientious gardener, the Earth cookie-eating child (or adult), or the community citizen looking for ways to live more sustainably.

We hope you will join us!

Earth Month Community Calendar

  • Wednesday, April 4: Bainbridge Island Land Trust will host their monthly First Wednesday Work Party, at Hilltop in the Grand Forest. RSVP to Sinclair Ball at 9-11am.
  • Saturday, April 7 and Sunday April 15: The Student Conservation Corps (SCoCo) is an employment opportunity for High School students with the Bainbridge Park District aimed at limiting the spread of invasive species in our parks. An application work party is required for students who want to work with SCoCo this summer: April 7 or April 15. 10am-12pm. For more information, please visit the SCoCo link above or contact
  • Thursday, April 12: Ivy-Off Tree Party!  Join Bainbridge Island Rowing clearing ivy from trees. 4-6pm. For more details, contact
  • Thursday, April 12: Moritani Preserve Work Party hosted by Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation and the Park District. 10am-12pm.
  • Friday, April 13: Sip & Stroll Celebrate Earth Month with organic winemaker Betsey Wittick during a guided tour through Bainbridge Island's oldest vineyard. Free tastings and glasses of wine available for purchase. RSVP to Cristina . 5:30-7pm.
  • Saturday, April 14: Register for the Bainbridge Island Land Trust's Family Nature Walk on a forested property near Gazzam Lake Nature Preserve. 10am-12pm.
  • Thursday, April 19: Edible Weeds! with Kathryn Lafond at Grange Hall. Bainbridge Island Fruit Club. 6:30-8:30pm.
  • Friday, April 20:  Winslow Tree Walk Join the Bainbridge Island History Museum and Dr. Olaf Ribeiro on a fascinating tour of the history and ecology of Winslow’s historic and significant trees. Free to members, $10 to non-members. Registration required, call 206-842-2773. 10:30am.
  • Friday, April 20: Oyster Slurp!  Hosted by Weed Warriors and the Puget Sound Restoration Fund.  Free oyster tasting and expert invasive weed presentation. Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets. 5:30pm at Seabold Hall.
  • Friday April 20-Sunday April 22: The Kids Discovery Museum will be celebrating Earth Day in partnership with the Kitsap Audubon Society with various activities for families over the weekend.  Visit for more information and schedule of activities.
  • Saturday April 21: Sustainable Bainbridge’s BI Zero Waste program and the Bainbridge High School Earth Service Corps team up at a Farmers’ Market Booth to host activities and education about waste reduction, reuse and recycling. 9am - 1pm at the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market.
  • Saturday April 21: The City of Bainbridge Island and the City’s Climate Change Advisory Committee host Bainbridge Takes on Climate Change: a morning of speakers and education about climate change and the City’s role in meeting the challenges of greenhouse gas reduction and preparing for change. 10am - 1pm at City Hall.
  • Saturday April 21: Island Earth Day Festival at Montessori Country School. Fun activities for families and children!  Open to all 11am to 3pm at MCS, 10994 Arrow Point Dr NE.
  • Saturday April 21: SOUND Science Under Sail: Join Salish Sea Expeditions aboard the SV Carlyn for a 3.5hour marine environment, learning adventure sail. Adults and families (children ages 5 and up). 8:30am-12pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event page or call (206) 780-7848 ext. 2.
  • Saturday April 21: H2OMG! Making Sense of Water Scarcity in an Insecure World. Humanities Washington speaker Rachel Cardone will lead a discussion on the growing worldwide water shortage. Free. Refreshments provided. 10-11am. Bainbridge Public Library.
  • Sunday April 22: Blakely Harbor Environmental Service Event: Help the Bainbridge Island Park District and the Parks Foundation remove invasive plants and restore the natural beauty of Blakely Harbor Park. 10am-12pm  followed by ceremonial tree planting. Visit: the Park District's volunteer page or contact
  • Sunday April 22: IslandWood’s Afternoon on the Trails:  Over six-miles of beautiful forested trails will be open for your self-guided exploration.  Visit our Investigation Station to learn about trees as habitat for many species!  1pm-5pm.  Registration is free and encouraged at www.islandwood.org
  • Sunday April 22: Living Water--Working Together for Cleaner Water Everywhere! Join us for a community event focusing on reducing our use of plastics to lessen their negative impact on our lakes, streams, sounds, and ocean.  All are invited for a potluck and creative poster session on this theme! Eagle Harbor Congregational Church. 5:30pm.
  • Friday, April 27: Winslow Tree Walk: Join the Bainbridge Island History Museum and Dr. Olaf Ribeiro on a fascinating tour of the history and ecology of Winslow’s historic and significant trees. Free to members, $10 to non-members. Registration required, call 206-842-2773. 1:30pm.
  • Friday, April 27: Bloedel Reserve’s Tree Walk: will last 2 - 2.5 hours and take place rain or shine. Led by Ken Little, Bloedel’s own arborist, as well as Tom Strid, a long-time Bloedel guide and volunteer. Enjoy the opportunity to ask questions, expand your horticulture knowledge and revel in the beauty and wonder of Bloedel’s trees. 10:30am.
  • Saturday, April 28: Bloedel Reserve Tree Walk for Families: Will last 2 -2.5 hours and take place rain or shine. This walk is intended for families with younger children.  It’s never too early to cultivate a child’s love for trees and nature. 1:00pm.
  • Saturday April 28: Trail Work Party at Hawley Cove with Bainbridge Park District and the Parks Foundation to maintain the trails we use and love. Visit: biparks.org/volunteers or contact 10am-1pm.
  • Saturday, April 28: "Rethinking Transportation", a community conversation around non-single-occupancy vehicle modes of moving around our Island, sponsored by the Bainbridge Forum on Climate and Energy April 28th from 10:00-11:30am at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church.
  • Saturday, April 28: ShredFest: Free document shredding (for recycling!) with the Kiwanis Club. Donations welcome and go to the Kiwanis of Bainbridge Foundation which supports many youth-oriented programs. 9:00am-4:00pm Columbia Bank parking lot on High School Rd.
  • You don’t want to miss the best junk-to-trunk show in town! Details and limited seating tickets at www.islandwood.org/events.  2pm-4pm at IslandWood.
  • Sunday April 29: Celebratory Weed Pull Party: You are cordially invited to join Land Trust staff and a host of volunteers for an afternoon of invasive weed removal. Email to RSVP. 12pm-4pm at the Quitslund Family Farm.

Thanks to local organizations and businesses for these great Earth and tree-related offers in April: 

  • Free Invasive Plant Disposal: Every Sunday in April, Bainbridge Island Land Trust, Let’s Pull Together, and Kitsap County Noxious Weed Control Program are offering free disposal of several common invasive plant species. Help protect our forests by taking advantage of this great offer!
  • Educational displays in the lobby of the Bainbridge Public Library hosted by Zero Waste and Weed Warriors. All month long.
  • The planet is delicious! All month long local bakery Blackbird Bakery, will be offering tree and earth-shaped cookies for sale. Some of the best tasting plants and planets you’ll ever try!
  • Showing Art Sustainably: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art has created a free, self-guided tour of the sustainable architecture of the museum that helps visitors see the energy and resource savings carefully planned into the construction and function of this beautiful building.
  • Plant a tree! Bay Hay & Feed is offering 25% off trees (except Japanese maples) on April 21 and 22.
  • Eagle Harbor Book Company: Author events and Earth-y book displays.  For calendar, visit: Eagleharborbooks.com
  • Farm Tour! Friends of the Farms will be hosting tours of Suyematsu-Bentry Family Farms.
Reservations required. Details TBA.

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We thank the following organizations for their incredible planning support:

Bainbridge Island Land Trust
Bainbridge Island Metro Parks & Recreation District 
Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation
Bloedel Reserve
IslandWood
Murden Cove Preservation Association
Sustainable Bainbridge: including the programs
Zero Waste Bainbridge, Bainbridge Island Watershed Council, Weed Warriors, Let's Pull Together
 
Thank you also to the many community businesses listed on the calendar which scheduled special events and discounts in honor of Celebrate Trees! Earth Month Bainbridge Island.  We are grateful for their support.
 
Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, Puget Sound Restoration Fund, City of Bainbridge Island, Climate Change Advisory Committee,  Montessori Country School, Kitsap Noxious Weed Control Program, Bainbridge Public Library, Blackbird Bakery, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Vineyards, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church, Eagle Harbor Book Company, Friends of the Farms, Kiwanis Club.