and the Island Community
Nature has drawn the boundaries of our community and isolated us by water. This, together with our shared dependence on the ferry, has helped create a common bond among islanders. Urban dwellers may not know neighbors three doors away, but here islanders are friendly with people all over the island.
It is helpful to get to know immediate neighbors before starting a project so as to better understand and address their concerns. Seeking out experienced islanders and listening to their stories can provide insight and help us to avoid any “unintended consequences” that a project could have. Preserving privacy, views and our common water supply while also protecting valuable natural habitat are goals that can be achieved through thoughtful cooperation.
Isleward Bound: A Lummi Island Reader. Essays by Islanders (available at Sisters Gallery & Lummi Island Library).
The TOME (Island newsletter–see bulletin board at Island ferry dock building, the Island Library, or ask at The Islander store).