Looking out from one of the stunning viewpoints atop Orcas Island’s Turtleback Mountain or Mount Constitution, it’s easy to imagine that the evergreen archipelago spread out below you has existed as-is since time immemorial. Indeed, the rock you’re standing on may be more than 500 million years old! Far from being permanent, however, Orcas is part …
From Ashes to Awesome: The New Orcas Island Exchange
A devastating fire leveled the island’s beloved reuse center, The Exchange. What followed is a shining example of islanders’ determination, collaboration and generosity. The non-profit Orcas Recycling Services (ORS) first took over managing the transfer station and then went to work rebuilding the Exchange.
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