How the Whidbey Community Saved Our Old Growth Forests

How the Whidbey Community Saved Our Old Growth Forests

Sue Ellen White, longtime resident and journalist, will tell the story of saving Whidbey’s old growth forests. Less than five percent of the forests in our Puget lowlands contain old-growth remnants. And rarer still are floating forests like that at South Whidbey State Park. Learn the fascinating story of how the Whidbey community took on the state and the forest industry to save the 255-acres at the park known as Classic U from clearcutting beginning in 1977. Sue Ellen is a founding member of Save the Trees, which spearheaded the 15-year conservation effort that forever changed forest practices in Washington State and pioneered new environmental preservation programs. This free talk is sponsored by the Clinton Library and will be at the Clinton Community Hall.  3 – 4pm...
This Wednesday May 22nd at the Hall.

This Wednesday May 22nd at the Hall.

Learn how Island County Transit is making it easier for those with mobility challenges to still enjoy some of the hikes available in our parks. Maribeth Crandell from Island Transit will present “Walks with Wheels,”  a program for those who want to hike but have mobility issues. “Walks with Wheels” also includes families with kids on bikes, or bike paths. The program will offer tips on reaching the trailheads by buses which are ADA accessible. Join us at the Clinton Community Hall for this free event sponsored by your Clinton Library.  5 – 6pm.  ...
Mayfest is Coming!

Mayfest is Coming!

Save the Date – May 25th!  An evening to celebrate our wonderful Clinton community. Enjoy a delicious dinner plus a concert by Clinton’s very own Heggenes Valley Band followed by dancin’ with DJ vramanos! TAQUERIA Dinner with Fresh Corn Tortillas, Pork Carnitas, Alderwood Smoked Chicken with Salsa Roja, Ancho Vegetables, Black Bean and Roasted Corn Salad, Spring Radish and Cabbage Slaw, Tortilla Chips with Salsa Bar: Salsa Roja, Pico de Gallo, Chopped Cilantro & Onions, Lime Wedges, Salsa Verde & Escabeche (pickled veggies) plus Agua Fresca -fresh lime/mint and Agua de Jamaica -hibiscus tea BEER / WINE from Anacortes Brewery will be sold separately. All for $20 per person.    Dinner at 5 -6:30 pm – concert at 7 pm and dancing at 8:30...
Saturday 18th

Saturday 18th

From 10 to 3 pm at the Clinton Community Hall you can find great books for adults and kids at great prices! Proceeds support all the wonderful free library programs in the Clinton community. Check it out!
Native Trees of Washington – May 11

Native Trees of Washington – May 11

The Clinton Library invites the public to meet Kevin Zobrist, author of Native Trees of Western Washington: A Photographic Guide. Kevin is a faculty member of Washington State University where he serves as a regional extension forestry specialist for the north Puget Sound counties. Learn about our native trees. Copies of his book will be available for purchasing and signing. Free to all. Sponsored by the Clinton Library 3 – 4:30 pm at the Clinton Community...
Free Talk on Saturday April 27

Free Talk on Saturday April 27

An environmental necessity, a vital economic resource, and a cultural symbol, salmon play a fundamental role in the Pacific Northwest—but they are in trouble. With warming oceans, environmental degradation, and lowering genetic variability, wild salmon populations are dwindling. Climatologist Nick Bond explores the past, present, and possible future conditions for salmon in our state, and sees room for optimism. He shares lessons on how local communities have accomplished important work to support salmon runs, but also takes a hard look at the realities climate change poses for this regional treasure. Explore the history, science, and story of this cherished Northwest icon. Nick Bond is the Washington State Climatologist, a position created by the State of Washington to serve as a credible and expert source of climate and weather information. He earned a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington, and is now a principal research scientist with the Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean with the College of the Environment. Bond is on the Science Panel for the Puget Sound Partnership, which focuses on the actions needed to recover and sustain the Puget Sound ecosystem. This free event is hosted by the Clinton Public Library…. from 3 – 4 pm at the Clinton Community Hall. Dr. Bond is a speaker with Humanities...