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On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez (a 984-foot long tanker) struck a reef in Prince William Sound, spilling more than 11 million gallons (about 17 Olympic-sized swimming pools) of crude oil.
Community Events, March 2014
The Islanders for the San Juan Islands National Monument are hosting a Meet and Greet on March 12 for the new Manager of the National Monument, Marcia deChadenedes. Daniel Picard, BLM’s Spokane District Manager, will also be at the event which is being held at the San Juan Preservation Trust office, 468 Argyle Avenue, Friday Harbor from 3 to 6 p.m.
Port of Friday Harbor Commissioners are knee-deep in numbers and concepts as they figure out the whats, whys and hows of the Spring Street Landing redevelopment project.
The Lopez Community Trails Network, a trails organization on Lopez Island, is again scheduling a series of hikes open to the public under the title “Go Take a Hike.”
Students who arrived in the United States illegally as children will soon be eligible to apply for college financial aid.