Mission: To build a community of islanders and visitors who connect with local natural wonders and with each other through research, education, and citizen science.
Philosophy: Vashon and Maury Islands’ rich biodiversity is nearly matched by the abundance of nature-lovers who live here—from backyard naturalists and curious kids, to professional biologists and ecologists. By drawing on our collective talents and enthusiasm, we hope to build greater awareness about and appreciation for wildlife and natural places on the islands we call home. Vashon Nature Center’s goal is to create a growing legacy of information about the animals, plants, and environments that surround us, and nurture a community of people who seek to know them better and safeguard their future. By making them known and accounted for, we strengthen our connections with all living things, leading us to make discoveries about ourselves and our own place on these islands.
Big thanks to all who participate in our island nature community!
(Featured photo by Bianca Perla)