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Recently I gave a talk for Vashon Audubon on the state of Vashon birds.  The last decades’ work by Island birdwatchers and naturalists indicates that bird populations on the Island appear largely stable.

During my recent trip to Washington DC I was pleasantly surprised by some things. Obviously it is quite an honor to even be invitdgasfed as one of 12 global teams to come to such an event, and the publicity was awesome.

The main road through Vashon town will be closed Thursday, October 31st, due to the Trick-or-Treat night in the town of Vashon.

Vashon’s Indoor Skatepark, located at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center, will be implementing several significant changes starting on November 1

To help build a healthier forest, King County is hiring a contractor to selectively thin 38 acres of young, over-crowded Douglas fir trees

Vashon Winery owner and winemaker Ron Irvine is collaborating with Chef Carly Ward at Nirvana Modern Cuisine & Libations

King County Parks will open Island Center Forest to deer hunting for a limited season, Oct. 12-31, when no other access will be permitted on 200 acres of forestland.

King County presented their proposal for zoning standards on marijuana-related businesses at the Courthouse Square on Tuesday, August 13 from 6:00-9:00p.m.

Wolftown has been the only permitted wildlife rehab on Vashon Is. Over the years helping hundreds of sick injured and orphaned wildlife including all marine mammals.

Following the voter initiative creating a state licensing system for production and sales of recreational marijuana, a King County agency has developed proposed standards for the zoning of marijuana-related businesses that would be regulated by the state and located in unincorporated King County, outside of cities.

As hot and dry weather conditions continue, the outdoor fire danger has increased. In response King County is issuing a fire safety burn ban in unincorporated areas of the County effective July 29, 2013.

By the end of the year Vashon Island residents will have the option of two credit unions on Vashon Island. Our Community Credit Union based out of Shelton, Washington has announced its plans to expand to Vashon Island.

On a sunny Saturday, over 200 people gathered in the street next to the fenced and closed Mukai House and Garden to celebrate "This Place Matters – Stand Up for Mukai,"

The King County Road Services Division will host an open house on Wednesday, June 5 to familiarize residents on upcoming guardrail improvements on Vashon-Maury Island. The guardrail work will improve safety – especially along stretches of roadway that have steep slopes or are near water. The meeting will be held:

With a decline in transactions at the Vashon branch and customers increasingly relying on other banking options including mobile and online banking. Bank of America will be closing it's Vashon Island Branch September 20, 2013.

A body believed to be that of a missing Vashon woman was found Wednesday evening in Burton. Searchers found the Searchers found the Searchers found the Searchers found the  Searchers found the  

Questions and answers, explanations and doubts, were rampant and loud as more than 200 islanders gathered at McMurray Middle School on Thursday, April 26, to hear about the intent of the new ownership of the Vashon Health Center.

At a Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Water District 19 on March 12, 2013, a contract with Iversen & Sons, Inc. was approved for the construction of Phase III of the Ridge Road water main replacement.

The affiliation agreement between the secular Highline Medical Center, which manages our Vashon Health Clinic, and the faith-based Franciscan Health System has been completed.

We all know what CSAs are right? Perhaps not. In addition to a common agricultural marketing term CSAs stand for "Community Service Areas" and Vashon-Maury Island is one of seven in Unincorporated King County.

Cleanup crews hired by a Tacoma shipbuilder removed small orange balls of lubricant from Maury Island beaches today, under the oversight of the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) and the U.S. Coast Guard. 

Preserve Our Islands received word from the Department of Ecology that they have completed the cleanup of the orange petroleum based grease  balls/globs that were discovered washed ashore on Maury Island beaches. 

Vashon Park District struggling with financial and management issues has forgotten to renew the domain name used to access the Vashon Park Districts website.

Two Children walking on a Vashon Island beach shortly after noon on Monday discovered a dead body that apparently had washed ashore, the King County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday.