Sustainable First Monday|
May 3 from 7 p.m to 9 p.m.
at the Commons on Brien Drive
"Island Greenways and Connections on Bainbridge Island"
Come learn about ideas and plans for an Island wide trail system for bikes and pedestrians. Find out the latest about the current and future trails. How are they acquired and built? Can we connect trails between North and South? Learn about how to get from here to there on your feet and on your bike. Share your favorite walking/hiking/biking paths. Speakers
include Paul Bang-Knudsen, Park Board Commissioner; John Grinter,
Trails Advisory Committee; Gordon Black, Squeaky Wheels and Chris Hammer, engineer with COBI. Park District staff will have maps on display and available.
Community Film about Energy
Join Bainbridge Island Energy Challenge, and co-sponsors
Cedars UU Green Sanctuary, Grace Episcopal Earth & Spirit, and Eagle
Congregational Church for the film:
"Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America" and
Energy Efficiency Workshop
Time: 7:00 to 9:00
p.m. on April 30, 2010
Harbor Congregational Church, 105 Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island
Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America"
is an award-winning documentary that explores practical, affordable solutions to
America's energy challenges. Following the film, Tom Balderston of
Conservation Services Group will address energy efficiency and how it
relates to our Island's energy issues, with simple steps to save energy, save
money, and make our homes more comfortable.
Community Conversation café and refreshments to follow the film.
Green Drinks a Huge Success!
The first monthly Green Drinks Bainbridge Island
event was held at the Bainbridge Public Library on April 23, a Friday night. WOW - more than 150 people attended to meet, mingle, and share common interests in environmental matters at this high energy gathering! Join our Facebook Group
and stay tuned for information regarding the date and location of our May event.
Zero Waste News
Plastic bottle cap recycling has begun! Just bring your clean and dry hard plastic bottle caps to the Vincent Road Station to be recycled. There is a cart available on site to for your caps. No soft plastic (yogurt, dairy products) lids please.
The May meeting of Zero Waste is Wednesday, May 19, 7-9 pm at the Marge Williams Center.
Have you accumulated more debris than your toter and/or compost bins
can handle? May 8 is yard waste amnesty day at Emu Composting.
If you've wondered about the terms "compostable" and "biodegradable," this timely article serves as an interesting primer.
To join the Zero Waste group, contact Diane Landry.
Shellfish Farming on Bainbridge
Bainbridge Island's first community shellfish farm is a reality. The new Port Madison Community Shellfish Farm
(PMCSF), planted by volunteers April 3rd in the tidelands in front
of Bloedel Reserve, may be harvesting and selling its signature oysters, "Port
Madison Petites," possibly as early as this fall. The Bloedel Reserve, has leased their
tidelands to Puget Sound Restoration Fund (PSRF) for a small-scale, community- based
venture that will make locally grown oysters and clams available to the community,
create tasty incentives for keeping the water clean and help re-connect people
to one of the Island's great resources.
With PSRF's help, more than 50 homeowners on the island have created
oyster beds on private land and PSRF is hoping for more.
Homeowners with tideland access can get free "seed" oysters from 8-11
a.m. May 15 at the PSRF office, 590
Madison Ave. with advance reservations. The event
is scheduled during a particularly low tide so participants can pick up the
oysters and plant them the same day. A demonstration is at 10 a.m.
For more information, call 780-6947 or visit the PSRF website.