COUPEVILLE, Wash. – Whidbey Island woodland owners can learn how to protect their trees from diseases and insect attacks, enhance wildlife habitat and care for their land at the Whidbey Island Forest Field Day on Sept. 10. The field day will feature a variety of hands-on outdoor workshops taught by forest experts from around the state.
The gates will open at 9 a.m. with workshops beginning hourly at 10 a.m. The field day will be held at the McKee property located at 1300 S. Grateful Acre Place off of Houston Road south of Coupeville. Small-scale sawmill and equipment demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day.
Early registration received before Sept. 1 is $20 per person or $30 per family. Registration after Sept. 1 is $30 per person or $40 per family.
 
Water, refreshments and portable restrooms will be available all day. Participants should dress for the weather, wear sturdy footwear and be prepared to walk short distances in forested terrain.
A brochure, registration form and location details are available at http://bit.ly/nbxCcS or by calling 425-357-6017.
 
The field day is sponsored by Washington State University Extension in partnership with the Washington Department of Natural Resources and the Whidbey Island Conservation District.