Invitation to Special Showing- A Plastic Ocean

January 25, 2017

Invitation to Special Showing – A Plastic Ocean
A Plastic Ocean is an epic global adventure following a documentary filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the earth discovering the impact plastic is having on our oceans and the marine mammals that live there.  Explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter and a team of International scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions.  Join the Whatcom Marine Resource Committee and the Whatcom Watershed information Network for a special viewing of this important film.


In order to show this film we need to sell at least 78 tickets by January 17


Film Date:  January 25th 2017; 7:30 – 9:20 pm
Where: Regal Cinema Barkley Village 16 IMAX & RPX (Bellingham)

Visit the link below to purchase tickets, learn more about the film and view the trailer.

Friends of Skagit Beaches 2017 Lecture Series

January 20, 2017

Lectures are free and open to all ages.

Friday nights at 7 PM

NWESD Building, 1601 R Avenue, Anacortes

For more information contact us at

Click date links below to find more information on location on our calendar.

Click link to download a one page schedule for the  2017_Lecture_Series_full_page.pdf

January 20   7PM “Research and Insights on Northwest Coast Humpback, Blue, and Gray Whales and their Incursions into the Salish Sea”

John Calambokidis, research biologist, Cascadia Research Cooperative, Olympia, WA

Some whale species like humpback, blue, and gray, now use Salish Sea waters more frequently than in the past. Come learn about new research on them, including feeding and other behaviors that explores why some are coming here.

 Jan 2017 Poster Rev







Padilla Bay History

December 3, 2016

Two Part Series- Padilla Bay History with Glen "Alex" Alexander


Did you miss November 8th's History of Padilla Bay? Don't miss out on Alex's next presentation...


Saturday, December 3rd 10-11:30am at Padilla Bay. Diking the Delta: Can you imagine what the Skagit River Delta must have looked like 150 years ago? Forests clogged with huge, ancient trees. Wide expanses of marsh and swamp laced with a maze of sloughs and channels and flushed by the rise and fall of the river and ocean. There was a log jam completely covering the Skagit River so thick and ancient there was a forest growing on it. Wild ducks and salmon so numerous . . ., well, you’ve heard the descriptions of walking across the river on the backs of salmon and birds blocking out the sun. In 1863 a man who worked in the lumber mills and boatyards of Utsalady crossed to the mainland, climbed a tree on Pleasant Ridge and looked out over the wild tangle of the Skagit Delta. Seven years later the amount of money earned from 40 acres of diked farmland hit the newspapers back east like a gold rush. Before 1900 the entire delta was diked and drained. Glen Alexander, Education Coordinator at Padilla Bay Reserve, will provide some of the flavor of what it was like for those early pioneers and reflect on the future.

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