Scoters. The winter mix of ducks have begun arriving in Illahee. The Surf Scoter is a deep diving sea duck that eats shellfish whole which is probably why they are around here every winter. These were sighted off the Illahee State Park dock last week.
Illahee Film Showing Nov 2. What a surprise to see the Illahee Film DVD appearing in full color in theTacoma News Tribune on Sunday (10/20/13). It is expected to be a full house so if you are interested in seeing these films you should get your tickets soon. The article is shown below and the link is: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/10/20/2847062/environment-films-showcase-salmon.html
KITSAP PENINSULA MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY 2013 Wild Mushroom Show
Silverdale Community Center
Sunday, October 27th, 2013 1pm-5pm
Over 150 species of wild mushrooms on display. Bring your mushroom for expert ID (collect the entire mushroom, including underground parts). Special displays, kids activities, books, field guides & more.
Illahee Film Showing. The film “Illahee – Saving Puget Sound One Watershed at a Time” will be part of a series of salmon films to be shown on Saturday, November 2nd, in Tacoma at the Broadway Center for Performing Arts. We just heard nearly 100 tickets have already been sold and at that rate it will likely be a sell out, so if you haven’t seen the film this is another opportunity. Discount tickets are available. See the attached flyer for all the details.
Please advise them not to every touch or approach a stranded or dead seal. They can carry disease, and if alive, it is illegal to disturb them. Report any dead seals to
WDFW/ Marine Mammal Investigations
There are just as many poisonous mushrooms as there are delicious species of mushrooms. Use caution when picking mushrooms. Use guidebooks and pamphlets for identification.
Proper harvesting techniques provide the best possible recovery of mushrooms sites year after year. Mushrooms stems are to be cut at or above ground level, keeping the growing site as undisturbed as possible. Use only a knife or scissors to harvest mushrooms.
Kitsap County does not permit commercial harvesting of any products in County Parks unless a County Park permit has been issued.”
This film is a meditation on the soul of the Elwha River and the people and salmon who have been a part of it for thousands of years. This past summer, just a week before the historic dam removal work officially began; filmmakers flew and filmed the length of the river, from its source high in the Olympic Mountains to the mouth at the Strait of Juan De Fuca in slow motion. The weather was perfect, and resulting footage stunning. Set to Native American music, poetry, and narrated in the native Klallam language with English subtitles. This simple and profoundly beautiful film has proven mesmerizing to both Tribal and non-tribal audiences alike.
Buried in Sawdust for 50 Years
This film chronicles a salmon recovery project that took place in Discovery Bay WA. The story begins in the 60’s with a small milling operation and the dumping of their wood waste to 60’ high into the adjacent estuary. Scientists discuss the vital role estuaries play in making healthy, sustainable salmon runs possible, as well as the broader environmental implications of what was not an uncommon practice in the North West at the time. You will also witness the rebirth of Salmon Creek Estuary.
Illahee – Saving Puget Sound One Watershed at a Time
This film is an inspirational story of a community’s effort to preserve and restore a forest, a salmon stream, and Puget Sound. Started modestly by forward-looking residents of the past, and carried on by succeeding generations, this extraordinary and sustained effort insures that Illahee’s natural treasures will be its legacy to the future of Puget Sound.