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Friends of Skagit Beaches is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Fidalgo Shoreline Academy, A Day of Learning on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Fidalgo Bay Resort in  Anacortes. Chose from a variety of presentations about current issues facing our marine environment and an array of topics about Salish Sea ecosystems and culture. Learn More.  Reserve a spot and ORDER TICKETS

A New, Safer and "Greener" Long-line Fishing Vessel

March 13, 7:00 PM at NW Educational Services Ditrict Building [map]

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Now under construction at Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes is a unique, low-impact "green" boat that will be among the most environmentally friendly and echnologically advanced fishing vessels in the world. Mr. Kenny Down, President and CEO of Blue North, a Seattle-based natural resources company, will tell us about the innovative features of this new ship and how it makes fishing safer and better for the resource and the environment. All lectures are free and open to the public.   Click link to download the full 2015 schedule LectureSeries.pdf.

Registration Open for Salish Sea Stewards Volunteer Training 


The Skagit Marine Resources Committee is now accepting registrations for the 2015 Salish Sea Stewards Training. This training will consist 40 Hours of FREE classroom & field based training taught by local and regional experts covering topics including Salish Sea ecosystems, human interactions, current issues, ongoing recovery efforts, and how you can make a difference as a volunteer!  Classes will be at Padilla Bay Reserve in Bay View on Thursdays from 3-6PM, March 5-April 30 with some optional Saturday field trips. The class is free in return for 30 hours of  volunteer service. This is a great opportunity to get involved with volunteer opportunities offered through the Coastal Volunteer Partnership at Padilla Bay.

Applications can be found on the Skagit Marine Resources Committee website: www.skagitmrc.org. Registration is limited to the first 35 participants. Questions may be directed to Catherine Buchalski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone, (360) 428-1559.


Friends of Skagit Beaches is . . .

. . . dedicated to supporting environmental education, citizen science, and stewardship. Our aim is to protect and preserve the local shoreline and marine treasures of Skagit County. Member donations support projects that help achieve this, so we invite you to become a Friends member today.

Our members and volunteers are your friends and neighbors. They work in their local communities to help people understand and protect the saltwater world around them. Friends works in partnership with other nonprofits, volunteers and researchers to protect our corner of the Salish Sea. Our projects contribute to Washington's efforts to restore the health of Puget Sound. Join us in preserving these important local resources for our enjoyment, our economy, and for future generations., Anacortes

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