Over the years, Friends of Skagit Beaches has had the chance to collaborate with amazing volunteers, partner organizations, and students to create informative videos capturing the important enviromental work that is - or has - taken place along our Skagit shorelines. Starting in 2020 we began taking advantage of the opportunity to record our "Virtual" presentations on Zoom allowing people who miss the event to still see the presentation. Below are links for our video library that is posted on our Vimeo channel.
Skagit Climate Talks Fall 2021/Winter & Spring 2022
Friends teamed up with Skagit Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby to sponsor a series of talks about climate change. The focus of these talks is on latest science and projections both global and local, as well as a look at technology options, and what's being done to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
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
January 20, 2022 - Fred Buckenmeyer, Dir. Public Works & Bruce McDougall, City Council Pos'n #5; Climate Impacts - How the City of Anacortes is Preparinging
February 24, 2022 - Jim Hopf Lead of CCL Nuclear Energy Action Team, Jim Conca Senior Scientist UFA Ventures, Adjunct Professor WSU, and Affiliate Scientist Los Alamos, & Kurt Smithpeters; Nuclear Energy Revisited - What's its role in a Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Future?
March 24, 2022 - Cmdr. Bob Hallahan, U.S. Navy Pilot (Ret'd) & International Airline Pilot; Climate Change and National Security
May 19, 2022 - Pete Marsh, Business Climate Leaders Electricity Sector Lead; #Electrify Everything Part 1 - Electrify Your Life"#ElectrifyEverything Part 1 - Electrify Your Life
Tuesday Talks Spring 2020
Our latest series is a collaboration with the Anacortes City Library called "Tuesday Talks." Nine wonderful presentations from local experts on the history, culture, and ecology of Fidalgo Island are available below:
April 21, 2020: 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with Pete Haase
April 28, 2020:The Changing Shorelines of Fidalgo Bay – How Settlers & Industry Reshaped the Waterfront from 1880s to Present - Presentation by Betty Carteret
May 5, 2020: Geology of Fidalgo Island - Presentation by Dr. Scott Petersen
May 12, 2020: The Changing Shorelines of Fidalgo Bay: Mill History - Presentation by Betty Carteret
May 19, 2020: Birds of Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve - Presentation by Neil O'Hara
May 26, 2020: Explore the Historic North Shore of Fidalgo Island - Presentation by Bret Lunsford
June 2, 2020: Culture: The Real History of Deception Pass - Presentation by Jack Hartt
June 9, 2020: The Forest's Grand Recycling Project: Salmon, Slugs, Slime Molds and More - Presentation by Jane Billinghurst
June 16, 2020: Living Light in the Pacific Northwest with Chandler Colahan