Kathryn True

Volunteers keep an eye on stream health

When John Martinak signed up for the Vashon Nature Center’s Salmon Watchers Program last fall, he wasn’t convinced he’d actually see a salmon. A busy stay-at-home dad of two boys, he enjoyed the forced downtime that visits to his “watching spot” along Judd Creek afforded him


Kids get their hands on real-world science

“I got another one!” “Look at this!” “It’s a mayfly — see the tails!” “I don’t understand why kids don’t like science. … This is the best lab ever.”


Stands offer glimpses of local bounty

You don’t have to wait for the Island Art Studio Tour next month to visit some of Vashon’s artists in their “studios” all winter long.


Pacific Potager: A place where care is taken with every bean

Eight hundred vegetable varieties, 20 beetle species, seven cats, four home-schooled kids, three greenhouses, two acres and one dog named Spot.

Island yoga instructor brings traditional Indian medicine to Vashon

Well-known yoga instructor Ronly Blau has brought a new healing practice to the Island.