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Winter Lecture Series

2020 15th Annual Winter Lecture Series 

*** NOTICE***

Friends of Skagit Beaches has announced cancellation of our last two lectures (March 20th and April 17th). The lectures are a part of Friends’ popular Winter Lecture Series held at the NWESD. The action is being taken as a precaution against the spread of the COVID-19 virus and out of concern for the health of attendees, volunteers, and the presenter. There are no plans to reschedule these events this season. 

Here's what we did do this in 2020:

January 17, 2020:

Blue Legacy: Vanishing Glaciers in Washington's National Parks

banded glacier 2016Speaker: Jon Riedel, Ph.D. earth science; Park Geologist, North Cascades National Park.

Join us on a journey deep into the past to observe the steady dance between glaciers and climate. Dr. Riedel's presentation focuses on glacial changes in the last century and the implications for water supply in Skagit valley, Puget Sound's largest watershed.




 February 21, 2020 

beaver croppedBeavers in Tidal Marshes

Speaker: W. Gregory Hood, PhD., Senior Research Scientist, Skagit River System Cooperative

Learn how beavers are thriving in tidal marshes from Alaska to Oregon. These resourceful critters are constructing valuable low-tide habitats that protect juvenile salmon and other small fish. 


See you next year! 


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