Orcas Island Events

A look at all the great events on Orcas Island and the San Juan Islands

Indian Island Marine Health Research on Orcas Island

(See days and times listed below)
Indian Island is the small island you see in the bay when going through Eastsound. It is accessible via a tombolo (revealed pathway at low tide) in daylight only a handful of days a year. Here on Orcas, a cadre of local people, are documenting and monitoring the populations of marine life which inhabit the incredibly rich environs of Indian Island.

In addition to documentation, IIMHO stewards share all sorts of information about the island to the 8,000 – 10,000 visitors who yearly walk out to this Bureau of Land Management property. You are welcome to join in the project at any time and expand your awareness of our marine environment. Research protocols for the low tides July 18-21 with start times are as follows:

~ Friday, July 20 – 11 am (-1.2) – Invertebrate Surveys

~ Saturday, July 21 – 10 am (-0.8) – Live tank & information booth at the Orcas Farmer’s Market

For more information about volunteer opportunities, call Marcia Spees 376-4084. The low tide window allowing access to the island lasts about two hours. Meet at the tide pools around Indian Island. Wear appropriate footwear (wet sand, gravel, shallow water), and come on down to the beach!

INFORMATION: Indian Island Marine Health Observatory  www.Indianisland.info

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on July 21, 2012 by in Classes, Eastsound, Events, Marine and tagged , , .
%d bloggers like this: