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Living on an Island Camano 101
Saturday March 11, 2017
FREE Open House 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
at The Blue Building, next to CASA
Island County Multipurpose Center
141 N East Camano Drive, Camano Island
Come prepared to be inspired - all are welcome! Great connections, door prizes, and refreshments!
Sponsored by Snohomish Conservation District and WSU Extension.
FOCIP's First Saturday Hike
Oh my, March is just around the corner! For the “First Saturday” hike of March Friends of Camano Island Parks, #FOCIP, are heading to CAMA BEACH SP and CAMANO ISLAND SP.
The #WinterWalk for March:
Saturday, March 4, 9:50am – 12:00pm
Meet the Ivy Road and Dry Lake road junction. You can access Dry Lake Road from Elger Bay Road or Monticello Road. Walk from the Cama trailhead to the south beach of Camano Island State Park enjoying the downhill and level terrain with great views. Shuttle cars will be available to return drivers to the trailhead. If you wish you can walk back. The walk is 3.3 miles one way. The pace is moderate and the walks take place rain or shine. Walks are cancelled if there is snow or extremely high winds. Walkers are asked to wear clothing appropriate for weather conditions including sturdy shoes or boots. Please - no dogs on these guided walks.
For details see: www.friendsofcamanoislandparks.org
Self-Guided Birding Tours
Even though the Snow Goose Festival has been canceled, you can still see many geese, swans, eagles and other birds in the area. Here are three sites that were self-guided tours.
From Stanwood drive west on Hwy 532. At the top of the hill turn right onto Good Road. After about 3/4 mile that road curves to the left and becomes Utsalady Road. Go about 1 mile and turn right onto Moore Road. Follow Moore to the end of the road.
From Terry’s Corner go south on East Camano Drive. Go about 3 miles and turn left onto Russell Road. Go 1 mile and turn right onto Sunrise. Go about 1/4 mile and turn left onto Iverson Beach Road. Follow Iverson for about 1 mile to the end of the road.
From Stanwood go north on 102nd Ave NW/Old Pacific Hwy for about 2 1/2 miles. Turn left (west) onto the gravel road that's just before the railroad crossing. Follow the gravel road about 2/3 mile to the end of the road. You'll need a Discover Pass to park.
The summer interpretive naturalist volunteer will serve with the education staff and volunteers at Cama Beach and Camano Island State Parks on the shore of Saratoga Passage. The volunteer will lead outdoor discovery experiences and experiential education in a busy, fast-paced environment. The volunteer will also have the opportunity to develop a capstone project. The majority of programs will be targeted at children ages 4-12 but teens, adults, and seniors are also often in the audience. The summer interpretive naturalist volunteer will assist staff in developing and maintaining education materials, and presenting evening programs. The volunteer's role will be to create a sense of stewardship and to provide youth and adults with opportunities to enjoy the rich legacy of Washington State Parks.
State Parks' Interpretive Specialist (who is under the general supervision of the State Parks Area Manager).
STIPEND FOR OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES
This position provides the successful candidate with up to 400 hours of experience. FREE housing at Cama Beach State Park. A stipend for out of pocket expenses of up to $1,000 will be provided by Cama Beach Foundation.
Please send a one-page cover letter indicating interest in this position and a one-page resume including three references.
CLOSING DATE: Wed, Mar 15, 2017.
1880 S West Camano Drive
Camano Island, WA 98282
(360) 387-3342 or (360) 913-0253
English Boom Eagles
Great NW Glass Quest
The Great Northwest Glass Quest, February 17 - 26, is the greatest treasure hunt in the Pacific Northwest! For 10 days in February businesses and local parks throughout Camano and Stanwood hide plastic clue balls. Eager Questors (YOU!) search for the clue balls with the hope of winning a hand blown glass ball unique just for this event! Check out the Questor page for more information. See their web site for more info: https://thegreatnwglassquest.com/
News, reflections, and musings from Cama Beach and Camano Island State Parks.