Welcome to Bainbridge Island's Watershed Council!
Citizens promoting clean and healthy watersheds
The Bainbridge Island Watershed Council is thrilled to be coming into
the Sustainable Bainbridge tent! The Watershed Council is an
all-volunteer group of citizens who are
interested in sustaining the health and integrity of Bainbridge
Island's watersheds. We work cooperatively with the City and other
Island groups to conduct education, research, and conservation
activities for our Island's watersheds, streams, shorelines, and
related wildlife habitat. Some of our recent projects include:
-- a 4-year program to restore a self-sustaining salmon run to Cooper Creek, at the head of Eagle Harbor
-- coordinating the 2010 inaugural Bike Your Watershed Ride, which led
participants on a ride to visit and learn about several of our Island
-- sponsoring education and outreach programs like the Edible Aquifer at
Islandwood's Enviropalooza, where kids and adults made yummy
treats that also taught them about how aquifers work and why we should
These activities are only possible through the wonderful volunteers
that sustain our group. We are very excited to be joining Sustainable
Bainbridge because we know the additional opportunities, including
reaching a larger audience and being able to draw on the resources of
an incorporated nonprofit, will be incredibly helpful to our work. The
Watershed Council meets every other month to plan and discuss our
activities and priorities, and we welcome anyone with an interest in
our watersheds to join us! For more information, please visit
the Watershed Council website or send us an email.
Bainbridge Green Drinks on Friday, August 27
August Green Drinks
You are invited - and bring a friend - to meet and mingle with people
who care about the environment! This month our host is Thuy Nguyen at
her new restaurant in the Seabreeze Building.
Friday, August 27, 2010
6:30 - 8:30pm
123 Bjune (at Madison, next to Bon Bon in the Seabreeze Building)
Besides wine ($6 for 6oz) and beer ($3-4 per bottle), included is
complementary finger food; other food and beverages including local ice cream will be available for purchase.
Please RSVP on our Green Drinks Facebook Group/Event Page - Green Drinks Bainbridge Island or email Kat Gjovik.
|News from the Sustainable Business Network
The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) recently launched their new
website as the on-line home for members and everyone interested in
building a healthy, local living economy. While it's still under
construction,you can learn about SBN and upcoming events/programs, find lists of Business and Affiliate Members, Member Spotlight, and explore information about becoming a member. You can also sign up for SBN's e-newsletter.
SBN is also launching a "Next Steps Task Force" of members to guide the development of the organization. Stay tuned!
Think Local First!Thanks to the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association (BIDA) and their fabulous
display at the ferry terminal and on the ferries, people are buzzing
about the new Think Local First campaign! Several months ago, the Sustainable Business Network (SBN), BIDA, and the Chamber of Commerce
started a conversation which led to the development of a unified Local First campaign all three
organizations could support and promote island-wide. After much
creative discussion and iterations on the theme, the new logo emerged!
Improve Your Climate Communication
Saturday, September 11,
you get frustrated talking about climate disruption? Come get some helpful hints -- not on technical issues, per se, but
on how to communicate about demanding global complexities. At the Katz Building (571 Ericksen in Winslow, look for a large rock wall).
Jaco ten Hove will explore psychological barriers to
processing scientific information and ways to encourage hopeful consideration of our climate dilemma. Jaco is on the Steering Committee of Positive
Energy (Bainbridge Alliance for Clean Power, a part of Sustainable
Bainbridge) and co-minister of Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church.