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Twilight Forest Tours


Summer nights learning in the woods

Long summer evenings are perfect for enjoying “twilight tours” of local forests. These free out-in-the-woods events are a chance to share ideas, see what others are doing, and look at real examples of challenges and solutions. Each tour concludes with a potluck dessert, so please bring something sweet to share.


Remaining 2016 Tours


Wednesday August 24th – Shaw Island

Tour begins at 5:45 p.m. at the Religious Sisters of Mercy (RSM) property. The focus will be on forest health, including treatment of root rot areas, and thinning strategies to increase health and vigor. We’ll also look at how to deal with some common invasive species, examine some old homestead sites, and look at some specimens of Puget Sound juniper, a recently-discovered rare species endemic to the San Juan Islands.

Location and Directions

From the Shaw Island ferry terminal, go right onto Blind Bay Rd. and proceed approximately 1.2 miles and then turn left onto Squaw Bay Rd. Follow Squaw Bay Rd. south approximately 0.5 miles and then turn left on Indian Cove Rd/Parkway Rd. Proceed 0.5 miles east to the property gate.

RSVP Appreciated

(So we can get a head count and contact you if there are any cancellations or changes.) RSVP Online for the Shaw Island Tour

With thanks to our partners

This program is made possible in part by funding from King Conservation District, San Juan County, San Juan Islands Conservation District, Snohomish County Surface Water Management, and Whatcom County.


All Are Welcome

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Ian Fawley at 600 128th St SE Everett, WA 98208, 425-357-6023, at least two weeks prior to the event.

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