Orcas Visit Illahee. A pod of orcas visited Illahee this evening and put on quite a show for those on the Illahee Community dock.
Double Rainbow. Thanks to those who share their photos and for this one of a double rainbow taken from Illahee and looking toward Bainbridge Island.
The port commissioners adopted a resolution proposing that the Port of Illahee cease using three commissioner districts. Currently commissioner candidates must come from the commissioner district in which they reside. If the proposition is approved candidates will only need to reside within the Port of Illahee boundary. This is authorized by the Revised Code of Washington, Chapter 53.12.021, and requires a simple majority vote for approval.
Illahee Burglary. It is hard to believe this happened early this morning (Wednesday) and in Illahee.
TE Purchase Proceeding. The escrow process necessary to purchase Timbers Edge started off slow, but accelerated this past week, and it appear everyone is working hard to meet the August 5th closing date.
In case you haven’t heard we were successful with Phase 1 of our Pledge Campaign to raise the funds to purchase 25.5 acrea of prime forest and riparian habitat for the Illahee Preserve.
Kitsap Sun Article. What a great article appeared in Tuesday’s Kitsap Sun!
Status Report. We saw a this report to the capital campaign committee on Sunday (7/5/15) evening.
But, what made our jobs easier was all the hard work that was done with the website, the tattoos, the signs, contacting the elected officials, and the articles in the Kitsap Sun. (We even got a call from Germany this morning asking how we were doing and commented on the website.) Everything came together this past week, which is almost unbelievable (we were $330,000 short at the beginning of the week).
The Strategy Team that met every Thursday at the Planetarium was the real key to our success. That’s where the ideas were incubated, hatched and then implemented. How do we thank each of them for their hard work?
Fire Danger Signs. We picked up additional fire danger signs and posted them in new areas around the Preserve. Many don’t realize there was a small fire near the entrance to the powerline off of Riddell. There was another fire just outside of the Preserve boundary on Rest Place. Both fires were put out by the fire department before they could grow. In our last update we showed a photo where someone had a small camp fire in the Preserve, which is one of the reasons why we put up this new sign on Sunset.
Preserve Tent. Thanks to those who told us about a recent tent in the Preserve. We posted it and the person left. The last photo shows the area after it was cleaned up of trash. Thanks to the volunteers who keep the Preserve so clean!!
Birkenfeld Grant Rejected. We thought we were a good fit for a Birkenfeld Trust grant, which was the only quick turn-around grant that fit our tight schedule. We learned today that the grant committee did not select us, which is a major disappointment.