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You can help us continue our work by becoming a member of Friends of Skagit Beaches. Members will receive our quarterly e-newsletter, annual report, and are invited to attend our annual meeting held in January.

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Your donations are put to work on a wide variety of volunteer projects and in programs that educate the public on how they can enjoy local beaches while being good stewards of our marine treasures and conduct citizen science in partnership with State agencies and other researchers. Your donations support our efforts to protect this special place for our children and grandchildren.

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Friends is now a registered charity with the Amazon Smile Foundation.  When you shop at the Amazon Smile site, select Friends of Skagit Beaches as the charity you want to support.  A small percentage of your purchase will be donated to our nonprofit. Encourage your friends to participate - it's an easy way to support us and those small percents can add up fast!

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Learn more about the marine treasures and fragile ecology of Puget Sound and do what you can to become a good steward of Skagit County's marine ecosystems and watersheds. Did you know that the Puget Sound is part of a large inland sea called the Salish Sea. This inland sea is managed by the United States, Canada, and First Nations tribes living along its shores through an international agreement.

Learn more about the Salish Sea and other interesting topics on our Trail Tales web pages or the ever-popular Winter Lecture Series.  For even more exciting presentations attend our Fidalgo Shoreline Academy, a one-day symposium and day of learning for everyone, where subject matter experts share their knowledge about a variety of fascinating subjects including science, history, culture, marine ecosystems, and more. 

Sign up for training opportunities in Skagit County like the Skagit Marine Resources Committee's Salish Sea Stewards, adult education programs, or volunteer with a number of local non-profits who are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers who want to provide service to our local environment. If you're interested in signing up for the annual spring Salish Sea Stewards training contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sign up for our quarterly newsletter to follow other news about Friends activities, read interesting featured articles, and get a heads up about upcoming events and what's happening in our local aquatic reserve.

Get involved

Opportunities for volunteers to help protect, restore and study our local marine shorelines, waters, and watersheds abound here in Skagit County.  What's your passion?  You can join a citizen's stewardship committee to protect local ecosystems, get involved in citizen science projects working with scientists and other State agencies gathering important research data, help monitor the condition and health of local shorelines or watersheds, help educate the public on the wonders of our local marine treasures and how they can protect them, or help restore critical habitat areas. Sign up with one of the volunteer training programs listed above or contact us to find out how you can get involved!

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