Project Description: Volunteers will perform trail maintenance, noxious weed eradication, and recreation site maintenance. The crew will be transported to and from base camp to the work areas via carpools and/or boat with minimal hiking involved. Dependent on the weather, projects may be performed on outer islands. Volunteers will be engaged with a handful of other agency representatives in the SJI and also working outside of BLM lands. It takes an island and we all share when we can!
Hosting Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Day Hiking or Backpacking: Day Hiking Up to 4 Miles Per Day
Work Level: Moderate
Minimum Age: 18
Area and Attractions: The San Juan Islands are very old mountain tops shaped by glacial activity about 12,000 years ago. The Pacific Ocean's maritime air moderates the climate year-round and the islands support one of the most varied wildlife populations and variety of habitats in the Northwest. Lopez Island is the most rural of the three major islands, covering 29.5 square miles. The landscape blends woods with rolling farmlands and open spaces with shimmering vistas.
Accommodations: Car-Camping Tent Sites
Accommodations Description: Volunteers will be staying in car camping tent sites in a local county park on the north end of Lopez Island. A group shelter will be available for cooking and does have 110 electrical outlets for charging cameras and cell phones. Vault toilets are available. Showers are available in the Lopez village within 3 miles. Fresh water is available on site. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag, pad, and personal gear
Climate Information: Daytime highs are in the 60s to 70s
Travel Information: No airport pickup provided for this trip. The closest airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Maximum # of Volunteers: 11