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 Sustainable Events for  
August 2014  
In This Issue
Beach Explorations
Comp Plan Kickoff Meeting
Zero Waste needs you!
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Comp Plan Discussion
From the SB Board

From Podcasts to Comp Planning, there's a lot happening this month. Read on to find out how you can get involved.

 

As always, if you have a sustainability issue that inspires or interests you, please let us know. Sharing our ideas strengthens relationships, weaves a community together and becomes the heart of sustainability. You can contact us by email or by phone at 206/842-4439. We look forward to hearing from you!
Beach Naturalists explore Fay Bainbridge this Sunday, August 10, 10am to noon
The summer is flying by and as it ends, so do the the daytime low tide
Beached Lion's Mane Jelly
opportunities for exploring our tidelands. This weekend is summer's last opportunity to join the Bainbridge Beach Naturalists on a local beach, and learn about the amazing seashore life around our island. Fay Bainbridge is a beach with great sandy stretches, and is host to some expansive eelgrass beds.  

Fay Bainbridge is on the northeast part of the island, and there is ample parking in the lot down by the beach. Look for the beach naturalists wearing neon green vests, and join us to learn more about this special ecosystem and the critters that inhabit it.
 
You'll want to get your feet wet, so wear Wellington-type boots or closed-toe water sandals. We look forward to seeing you on the beach!
Five new podcast radio shows from BCB 
Bainbridge Community Broadcasting (BCB) has added radio shows on local food, community issues, and nature, wildlife and the great outdoors.

The radio show line-up now includes:
  • Tastes of Bainbridge: 20 minutes on local food, gardening and dining
  • What's Up: 5-minute previews of upcoming events
  • Bainbridge Outdoors: 20 minutes highlighting destinations and nature at its best
  • Community Cafe: 20 minutes focused on community needs and issues
  • Who's On Bainbridge: people who make this such an interesting place to live
  • On Campus: the view from the BCB/Bainbridge High School Radio Club
Visit the BCB website for some of our most popular recent episodes:

 

City Planner Kathy Cook: How to participate in updating the Comp Plan 

 

To automatically receive BCB podcast episodes for free as they come out, use your smart phone's podcast listening app and do a search for one of our show titles like "What's Up Bainbridge."  Click the subscribe button.
Bluegrass Festival scraps make for
happy hens

Zero Waste Logo What made some south-end Bainbridge Island chickens fat and happy? Bluegrass Festival food scraps, that's what. Along with leftover edibles, music fans sorted vendors' compostable and recyclable tableware with the help of our accommodating Zero Waste volunteers.  In so doing, we kept 82% of event discards from going to the landfill!  If you'd like to help Bainbridge stay on the road to resource recovery success, mark your calendar for the Harvest Fair on September 28.

Also, join us for interesting conversation the third Wednesday of every month at the Marge Williams Center at 221 Winslow Way West.  Our next ZW meeting is August 20 at 7pm.
Weed Warriors head for Ferry Dell Trail
The Weed Warriors' next event is Sat. August 23 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Ferry Dell Trail at Battlepoint Park. Park at lot at Frey Ave. on the north side of Battlepoint Park. This is an easy ivy pull at a lovely, well-shaded trail to the beach. BRING: gloves, if you have them (we have extras) and pruning shears (we also have extras) AND a refillable water bottle with water.

Weed Rant: Stinky Bob (aka Herb Robert)!! What weed kills trillium? Geranium robertianum! This pretty plant with leaves that resemble those of bleeding heart is a class B noxious weed. It is an allopath, which means that it exudes a chemical which inhibits growth of competing plants. Say goodbye to trilliums in the Grand Forest if we don't keep it under control. Fortunately the roots are shallow and it is easy to pull. If you remove it before it sets seed, you can permanently (more or less) make an area free of Stinky Bob in two years.
Discussion Circle Blog to track
Comp Plan progress
On the Discussion Circle blog, Jon Quitslund has posted several pieces pertaining to the review and revision of our Comprehensive Plan, which will begin in earnest as the summer ends. The latest, "Navigating Bainbridge: Planning for the Comp Plan Update," comments on the Comp Plan 101 meeting on July 22nd and describes the scope of the update project, for which public-spirited citizen volunteers are needed. Everyone reading this has something valuable to contribute to the update.
 
Jon plans to describe the project as it takes shape, posting reports at least once a month: magisterial overviews, dispatches from the trenches, who knows what? If you'd like to receive email notices as new items are posted, go to the blog and, in the bottom right corner of your screen, click the "Follow" button and provide your email address.
From the Sustainable Bainbridge Board
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