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Friends Annual Meeting - Saturday, January 22 at 9:30 AM

Grab your coffee and a morning snack and join us on Zoom

Despite the pandemic, Friends has had a busy year monitoring stormwater, educating the public about plastic waste reduction, and offering online educational programs. Join us for a brief lookback at 2021 accomplishments and looking forward to plans for 2022, as well as a short business review. 

heather-mug-shot.pngFollowing election of new board members we will have a presentation by Heather Trim, Executive Director of Zero Waste Washington. Plastic pollution and excess packaging have caught the public imagination. Impacts to wildlife are being documented. Heather will talk about some of the actions underway, both at the statewide level – legislative bills – and related to cleanups. Heather has been instrumental in workingto get a number of Washington State waste reduction bills passed including the plastic bag ban that was implemented last year. Heather has been a long-time supporter of our work and valued asset for the Skagit Plastic Reduction and Recycling Coalition project.


Upcoming Presentations

 Skagit Climate Talks 

Friends has teamed up with the Skagit County chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby to offer a series of climate change related talks this fall/winter.  Talks are offered virtually on Zoom and also recorded to view later on the Friends Vimeo Channel.  

January 20, 2022 at 7 PM

BuckenmeyerClimate Impacts - How the McDougall

City of Anacortes is Preparing

Fred Buckenmeyer, Dir. Public Works

Bruce McDougall, City Council Pos'n #5


Click link below to join zoom meeting.

Meeting ID: 880 1414 4203
Passcode: 389889

In the meantime, if you missed either of our first two presentations you can watch them on Vimeo at the links below. Check back here for monthly updates on future presentations.

October 14, 2021 - Dr. Steve Ghan, Tri-Cities Chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby; Code Red: What Changed in the Latest IPCC Climate Assessment

November 18, 2021 - Dr. Jon Riedel, Geologist Nat'l Park Service North Cascades & Dr. Dave Peterson, UW Professor of Forest Sciences - both members of Skagit Climate Science Consortium;  Observed and Projected Climate Impacts in Skagit Valley                              

In Friends Notes

UPDATE: Grant for Fidalgo Bay and City of Anacortes stormwater monitoring. ...
Compiled by Chris Wood with contributions from Ellen Anderson, Betty Carter...
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