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Fidalgo Bay Day

Celebrate the Fidalgo Bay Estuary!

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Fidalgo Bay Day & National Estuaries Da

September 15, 2018

Fidalgo Bay Resort, Anacortes

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Friends of Skagit Beaches teams up with other community partners to help host the Skagit Marine Resources 

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Committee's Fidalgo Bay Day. This event celebrates one of Skagit County's most important resources - the estuaries and aquatic reserve. 

Families have a wonderful time and we invite kids (of all ages) to pick up your Trail Tales "Discovery Passport" and explore the trail stations sponsored by a variety of organizations. Talk to our docents, get your passport stamped, and there's a prize after it is all filled in!

 

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Our 2018 Discovery Passport Cover!

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 About National Estuaries Week 2018

National Estuaries Week will be observed this year from September 16 - September 23. Reserves around the country will be hosting numerous fun and educational events to help build awareness about these incredible and important ecosytems and habitats.

But you may be wondering . . .

What is an estuary? 

An estuary is a partially enclosed body of water formed by fresh water from rivers flowing into and mixing with ocean saltwater. Often, the fresh water is prevented  from flowing into the open ocean by land masses such as peninsulas, islands, or surrounding salt marshes. This makes estuaries unique environments that sustain a diverse biological community of plants and animals. Some of the most commonly known estuaries in the United States are the Chesapeake Bay, Puget Sound, and the Indian River Lagoon. [Restore America's Estuaries]

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(Diagram from Taking Nature's Pulse: Section 2: B.C.'s Natural Legacy

 

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