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FOCIP Winter/Spring Walk Program


The newest Island County Park has been fully open for 5 years.  The walk is about 3.3 miles.  Great views, wetlands, viewing platforms and benches fill this trail experience.  A large parking lot allows for several visitors and there will be extra parking at the Island County workshop and storage areas.  Two accesses to the beach exist, one down a beach road at the East end of the trail system and a more level approach at the West end of the trail system.  Meet at 9:45 AM at the new parking area located at the end of Sunrise Road.  (East Camano Road to Russell Road to Sunrise Road)

This is the Final Winter/Spring Walk of the season. Walks will resume in November.


FOCIP ANNUAL MEETING & POTLUCK     Tuesday, June 4th,  5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Summer is almost here and it is time for the FOCIP Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner. It is time to get caught up on what FOCIP has been doing, enjoy good food, good company, and an interesting speaker. As usual we will gather on Tuesday June 4th. at the Camano Center (606 Arrowhead Rd.). Hors d’oeuvres and socializing from 5:30 till 6:00, dinner 6:00 – 7:00 followed by a brief Business Meeting and our guest speaker. Everything is set, all we need is YOU !

Please RSVP to Kathleen Stariha at 360 572 4112 or email her at and let her know if you can make it. If you would like to contribute you could bring a snack, appetizer, dessert, or your favorite dish. I am looking forward to seeing you there


The 4 C’s of Crabbing   June 15, 2024  7:00 – 8:00 PM    Camano Island State Park


Learn some tips on the 4 “C”s of CRABBING:

  • Catching Crabs
  • Caring for Crabs
  • Cleaning Crabs
  • Cooking Crabs

    *Discovery Pass Required



Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 PM           Island County Multi-Purpose Center

Celebrating 1058 Certified Habitats and 22 years of Creating an Island in Harmony with Nature — One Yard at a Time

Peter Luongo Ukulele Workshop at 6 PM — $20 – at the door

Legacy Ukulele Ensemble Concert at 7:30 PM — Donation – at the door

The Legacy Ukulele Ensemble is a group of 12 players from America and Canada directed by internationally renowned ukulele teacher Peter Luongo. Since September of 2016, the group has been featured at several ukulele festivals and shows and has held multiple tours. The members are committed to developing their music literacy, musicianship, and vocal skills. The group’s repertoire of 35 arrangements includes Hawaiian, classical, ethnic, folk, rock, pop, and country pieces.

*** I joined the group in 2022 and since our Pacific Northwest Tour coincides with the Camano Wildlife Project’s third Wednesday of the month program, i thought here is the perfect opportunity to combine my two passions — protecting wildlife habitat and playing my ukulele. Check us out at for a preview. I hope you can join the fun on June 19! 


Join the FOCIP Litter Pick Up Saturday, June 22nd , at 9:30 AM

We meet at 9:30 at the parking Elger Bay Elementary School Parking lot. Safety vests, litter bags, and litter grabbers will be supplied. With a good turnout of volunteers, we should be through in less than two hours.

Note: Island County now requires each volunteer to fill out a release form at each litter pick-up, so be prepared to fill out a form.

Wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves. Rain or shine!

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