Happenings | May 12 edition

Check out Comunidad Latina de Vashon’s Latino Market, participate in an all-ages bike ride and more.

“Where the Water Begins” workshop

The King Conservation District will host a “Where the Water Begins” workshop and beach walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Camp Sealth. This event will provide marine shoreline property owners with insight on the geology, ecology and vegetation management needs specific to beach and bluff properties in King County.

To register, visit bit.ly/390HPaF.

Latino market ‘Como La Flor’ coming up

Comunidad Latina de Vashon’s Latino Market, “Como La Flor,” will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the Sheffield Building’s parking lot. At the event, islanders can support local businesses and Latino island youth vendors, enjoy Latin American foods, arts, music, and celebrate the brilliance of Vashon’s Latino community members.

Grab your bike and ride

A group of Vashon parents are organizing an all-ages and abilities bike ride starting at Ober Park and ending at Chautauqua Elementary School at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, rain or shine.

The group will use this ride and other events to highlight the possibilities for safe routes for walking and rolling around Vashon-Maury Island.

For more information, visit webikevashon.org.

See your name on Walk of Fame

Step up to support Vashon Theatre’s plans to expand its operations and build a new outdoor plaza, complete with an outdoor screen, bistro tables, booths for merchants and an ADA-accessible restroom, by having your name engraved on the theater’s new “Walk of Fame.”

Islanders have until Tuesday, May 17, to donate at tinyurl.com/2p958yua or tinyurl.com/4ma4dsfe.

Peruse an island user’s manual

Public Health-Seattle & King County (PHSKC) has recently published and mailed to all islanders a guide detailing the ecology of Vashon-Maury Island. The new “Vashon-Maury Island User’s Manual,” with content contributed and edited by islanders, is intended as a resource both for Vashon residents and visitors.

Inspired by the creative approach of the “Whole Vashon Catalog” published in 2020 on the island, the booklet offers easily digestible bits of information readers can apply every day.

With a foreword by Shelley Means of the Ojibwe and Lakota tribes, the guide covers topics including aquifers, groundwater and safely managing soil in farms and gardens to avoid harmful runoff. There are tips on everything from what to do with pet poop to living in peaceful co-existence with our wildlife and protecting precious bird populations. It is also a local resource guide to local opportunities to recycle, reuse, and upcycle household products and belongings.

The guide also contains advice and resources from the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust, The Whole Vashon Project, Zero Waste Vashon, Island GreenTech, Vashon Nature Center, Pacific Research Laboratories, The Vashon Groundwater Protection Committee, and Vashon Park District, as well as King County’s departments of Public Health, Design and Engagement, and Natural Resources and Parks.

Hasn’t arrived in your mailbox yet? Additional copies will be available at the Land Trust building, the Chamber of Commerce and most island realtors.