The annual membership meeting for our non-profit will be held at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center. We will present a short report on the non-profit's status and accomplishments in 2014.
Sandwich fixings will be provided and the Board members will bring side dishes. We invite interested members to bring a dish to share for lunch. Following lunch, the Padilla Bay Foundation Board and new volunteer program coordinator, Catherine Buchalski, will introduce the new Padilla Bay volunteer program. Come learn how this new program is developing and how they are partnering with several groups, including Friends, who are providing funding to make this transition of the WSU Beach Watchers program and Skagit MRC Salish Sea Stewards program a reality. If you're not already a volunteer with one of these groups, consider coming to find out how you can get involved and become a part of an incredible volunteer team.
It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years since a small group of Beach Watchers organized the first winter lecture series as a class project during their volunteer training class. The annual lectures have grown in popularity and we now routinely have over 100 attendees - on a Friday night in Anacortes! Friends is pleased to sponsor this 10th Anniversary schedule of lectures to inform and inspire our friends and neighbors here in Skagit County. Again this year we have a top-notch lineup of speakers, who are experts in their field sharing their knowledge and experience on a diverse group of topics.
. . . 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., AnacortesLectureSeries.pdf