Saturday Orcas. While we were putting out a Saturday Update about the sighting of orcas on Friday, the orcas were out front playing around. Our neighbor was out picking berries at the beach around 11 am when she heard a blowing sound, and turned around to see the orcas playing in the area north of the Illahee community dock.
Orca Whale Sighting in Illahee. Friday evening shortly after 6 pm, at least 3 orcas were sighted in Illahee. They were seen moving north, then turning around just north of the Illahee community dock, and going south. Several noted they tried to get photos, but were unsuccessful. If you know anyone who was able to get a picture, please let us know. Attached is the link to the article in the Kitsap Sun: Orcas seen swimming in Sinclair Inlet http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/aug/26/orcas-seen-swimming-in-sinclair-inlet/
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Flyover 99% For Sure. We heard from our filmmaker, Shelly Solomon, that the flyover over Illahee is 99% for sure and the date will be sometime in September. They are deciding on what helicopter to use so now we need to come up with the rest of the funding. The IFP is halfway to their now $600 goal and any contributions are greatly appreciated. Checks should be made out to the Illahee Forest Preserve (IFP), which is the non-profit corporation that supports the Illahee Preserve. Contributions can be mailed to the IFP Treasure who is Don Jahaske, at P.O. Box 3047, Bremerton, WA 98310. The $25 and $50 contributions are making a difference. Thank you!!
Corrected Garden Tour Address. We need to correct the garden tour address for Chris and Jennifer Nelson. The correct address is 6244 Illahee Road. There will be three concurrent garden tours between 1 and 3 pm on Saturday (8/20/11) afternoon, following the Illahee Day coffee and work parties at the Illahee community dock and the Illahee Preserve (at the Almira parking lot). The addresses of the other two garden tour residences are 5934 and 5940 Illahee Road.
Rock Cod Fishing Illegal. It turns out that the rock cod we took pictures of the other day were illegal. The season is closed for rockfish. We should have realized something was wrong when the person said the fish were cabezon, which are legal. Below as some of the responses we received, including the last one from Fish and Wildlife.
Rock Cod. The other day we stopped at the Illahee community dock and asked like usual asked how fishing was. We were surprised that they said it was great and one person showed us three rock cod he caught.
Illahee Road Repavement. We don’t need to tell those who live along Illahee Road about the road work going on. They are patching the cracks in preparation for the repavement of Illahee Road from Trenton to 3rd Street, possibly in the next couple of weeks. We took some photos of the work and found the following notice at the county website regarding the project: