2 SPOTS LEFT!! A fun week of exploring natural Vashon! Taking registrations for youth summer camp with Barbara Gustafson. July 22-26th, 10am to 2pm, ages 7 to 11 (limited to 12 campers) Session cost $200 Read more
Located in the central Puget Sound basin, Vashon-Maury Island is passionate about retaining a rural and natural character amidst today’s rampant development. Vashon-Maury is surrounded by the Puget Sound megalopolis where population has doubled in the past twenty years, and natural places are being paved over as rapidly as possible.
Vashon itself is about 12 miles long. Maury is about 6 miles long and is attached to Vashon by a narrow isthmus. Together, they are about 25,000-acres (~37 sq.mi.), with a population of about 11,000. With saltwater shorelines of 51 miles, Vashon-Maury has over half of the shoreline of King County. Vashon-Maury was once a thriving agricultural community serving the Puget Sound market with produce. Now, however, it is primarily a commuter community with many tele-commuters. READ MORE