Friends Videos

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:


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Trail Tales Videos:

The Anacortes Baywide Cleanup - Restoring Shorelines, Habitat and a Community

This short documentary provides an overview of the Anacortes Baywide Cleanup program being conducted by the WA Dept. of Ecology in partnership with the Port of Anacortes, City of Anacortes, and local tribes.

The Custom Plywood Cleanup Site - Remediating a Toxic Legacy

During the early 20th century, Anacortes was primarily a mill town. At one time 13 mills operated along the shoreline of Fidalgo Bay.

Reg's Watersled

In a nod to Calvin & Hobbes, Anacortes filmmakers Lucas and Henry Holgeerts tell the story of 9 year old Matthew and his best imaginary river otter friend, Reg.

Forage Fish of the Salish Sea

Forage fish are a critical keystone species in the marine food web. This film sponsored by Friends of Skagit Beaches and WA Dept. of Ecology highlights the importance of these small fish to the ecology, economy, and identity of the Pacific Northwest.

Skagit Marine Reserves - Anchor of an Ecosystem

The protected marine reserves in Skagit County are the foundations of a vibrant ecosystem that supports eelgrass, forage fish, salmon, and herons.

Videos we like by others:

Pacfic Northwest Trail 

At 1,930 kilometers, the Pacific Northwest Trail is the newest long haul trail adopted into the National Scenic Trail Act in 2009. The trail stretches from Glacier National Park in Montana, to the Washington coast. But decades after its inception, trail workers are still struggling to establish a safe route for hikers.

Don’t Move to Texas

Seriously, don't move to Houston. Join us in the fight to save Puget Sound.

Model Toxics Control Act

Learn more about Washington's Model Toxics Control Act in this short 6-minute video.

Sound Action - Forage Fish Matter

Forage fish are the backbone of a healthy Puget Sound. They provide the food base for endangered chinook which in turn are relied on by the endangered Southern Resident Orcas. Little Fish + Big Fish = Orca.

Song of the Spindle (2016 Films with Friends selection)

An animated, humorous and informative conversation between a sperm whale and a man. Each one tries to convince the other that his brain is bigger.

Salmon Confidential (2016 Films with Friends selection)

Salmon Confidential is a new film on the government cover up of what is killing BC’s wild salmon. When biologist Alexandra Morton discovers BC’s wild salmon are testing positive for dangerous European salmon viruses associated with salmon farming worldwide, a chain of events is set off by government to suppress the findings.

WWU Planet Magazine Videos

Friends has enjoyed partnering with some of the talented young filmmakers working with the Planet Magazine.  To see more of their work visit this site.