Ferry crossing Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island and Olympic Mountains
FWOC’s Fall Convention in Washington State:
Climate Change, Water Uncertainty and Resilience Through Conservation
IslandWood Educational Learning Center
Bainbridge Island near Seattle, WA
September 16–18, 2016
This fall the Federation will hold its 2016 annual Convention September 16–18 at the IslandWood Learning Center on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle. IslandWood is a short ferry ride from downtown Seattle or accessible by bridge via Hwy. 3 from the South. Tucked in a backdrop of lush fir, hemlock, and cedar, IslandWood provides a rich, natural setting with nourishing food, contemporary sleeping lodges and flexible meeting spaces, all with windows which invite in light and views of the natural setting.
The 255-acre campus hosts school and community programs for children and youth, and a graduate program in partnership with the University of Washington. The 6 acres of buildings are a model of sustainable development being made with all recycled and sustainable materials; there is also solar heating, composting toilets and rooftop water collection.
Accommodations include two sleeping lodges set up for single, double, and triple occupancy on two floors with access to 6 ADA rooms at entry level. For those who need extra assistance, IslandWood will provide golf cart access between the parking lot, meeting/eating space and sleeping lodges. Every room has its own bathroom and a window looking out into nature. Don’t miss this opportunity to court new partnerships which will assist in accomplishing our Conservation Aims. Besides a range of amazing speakers, we will learn about how IslandWood has become a nationally recognized outdoor learning center with learning experiences geared to inspire lifelong environmental and community stewardship.
The Great Old Broads for Wilderness will be our host club and Shelley Spalding who represented the Broads at the 2015 Convention will be in charge of what will be a very innovative and informative program. Please plan now to attend. Details on the program and registration is in the Summer 2016 issue of Outdoors West.
Convention Registration Form
IslandWood Online Registration Form
IslandWood Photo Gallery
July 2016 President's Message