Photo. The arrival of these Surf Scoters in the waters off of Illahee is a sign the rest of the winter waterfowl will soon be arriving.
Wood Chips. We need help with getting wood chips to the people who want them. There were four people requesting wood chips and instead this load was dumped at the Preserve. If you see a tree service with chips they want to get rid of, have them contact us and we will put them in contact with people who actually want them. The Preserve doesn’t need anymore at this time.
Power Outage. We heard on Sunday afternoon there were 594 residents in Illahee without power with an estimated time to restore power set for Tuesday at 6:30 am, when a plea was made for help. We don’t know how it got expedited but after 32 hours without power we are glad it happened and thank those with contacts. Another 30+ hours would have been tough.
Illahee Day. We noticed the sign just went up advertising Illahee Day for this Saturday, 8/16/14, and all are invited.
First Illahee School. The photo below was forwarded to us of the first Illahee school along with some historical information.
I would like to cordially invite you to attend a very special Grantseeking workshop at the Sylvan Way branch of Kitsap Regional Library Tuesday, April 23 from Noon – 1:30 (it’s fine to bring and eat a lunch). Details at the end of this message.
This Grantseeking Basics workshop is intended for representatives of nonprofit organizations, whether new to the process or ready for a refresher that not only includes insider tips but the introduction of powerful newly available online tools, training and resources for grantseekers available now through the library at no charge to you, including:
· suggestions for getting ready to seek funds, which includes knowing what funders look for in a nonprofit organization.
· how nonprofits are supported, with detail on the types of grantmakers and why it’s important to know about them.
· tips on the funding research process and finding funding partners.
· information on the Foundation Center resources, and how you can use them effectively to help you in your funding research.
· how to access other training classes and free online webinars and print resources for more topics and in-depth training
If you are a nonprofit, be sure to send someone to this class, you’ll be glad you did! Please share this invitation/email with everyone you know who might benefit.
There is no formal sign-up process, but I’d greatly appreciate an email reply, to get an idea how many are attending.
If you cannot attend, I would like to make an appointment to see you either here or at your office, to introduce you to the new resources and support available to you as a nonprofit, at the library. These are powerful and worth your time. I look forward to meeting you.
Grantseeking Basics with KRL’s new Foundation Center Resources
Road Work Signs. On Monday (4/8/13) the road work begins from the Illahee community dock to Illahee North.
- Olympus SP-500UZ camera configured for remote control
- SebecTec webcam software with weather and time-lapse
- SebecTec custom relay (helps keep the camera running all the time)
- Pan/tilt camera bracket
- 30ft USB active extension cable
- 6.5v camera power adapter
The Year Past. We have been asked about the accomplishments in Illahee and with the Illahee Preserve this past year and decided to take the time to list some of what we remember. We were surprised and happy to see what has been accomplished.
Preserve Cleanup Volunteers. We couldn’t find any of the Illahee Preserve cleanup volunteers who would pose for a picture so we took a picture of their orange vest, their pickup tool, and trash bag after a trip through the Preserve. They reported only a small amount of trash was found, most of it around the Thompson Lane parking lot.
A check with the Kitsap County assessor indicated that the original five properties have been combined into three properties following the gifting of the riparian properties (21 acres) to the Port of Illahee. The remaining parcels are:
a. 012401-1-001-2003, 4.54 acres, current assessed value $45,180 (the west end/remaining Garrison)
b. 062402-2-014-2000, 5.42 acres, current assessed value $143,500 (the center plus small north piece)
c. 062402-2-013-2001, 5.3 acres, current assessed value $141,390 (the Avery Homestead piece)
Crabbing. If you like Dungeness crabs, they you are probably aware they are selling for ~ $8 a pound, which would mean a 2 pound crab would cost ~ $16, and that is before cooking and cleaning. So it is no wonder there are many crab lovers planning on going out on Sunday, July 1st, when the crabbing season begins. We thought it would be good to go through some of the facts about crabbing we received recently from a Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) presentation.
Bargain & Sale Deed Recorded. Below is the notice we received last Thursday (5/17/12) that the “Bargain & Sale Deed” was finally recorded. It took a number of months to be officially recorded due to an incomplete description of the properties being gifted, and eventually required a surveying group to determine the correct wording.
Gentlemen – At long last the Bargain and Sale Deed for the Timbers Edge 21 Acres has been recorded. Recording # 201205170123. When I get a copy back from Pacific Northwest Title I will send you a copy. The land is in the hands of the Port, and secured from development. Earlier development plans for this property included approximately 26 units, roads and a storm water pond to be built on the “Future Development” tract, and another 6 units with roads on the “Open Space” tract – 32 lots and infrastructure which will never be developed due to the efforts of the Illahee community and the Port. This land is now on the way to becoming a permanent part of the Illahee Forest Preserve.