Fidalgo Bay Carstens Stewardship

February 2, 2019

Fidalgo Bay Carstens Stewardship
February 2, 2019

Come join Skagit Land Trust and lend a hand in the conservation and preservation of the Fidalgo Bay shoreline! This small parcel contains a mixed ecosystem of upland trees and shrubs as well as marine foraging and nesting habitats. From the site there is abundant bird watching. You can often see herons, hummingbirds, ducks, sandpipers and other waterfowl. Often otters are seen swimming in Fidalgo Bay from here, as well as deer wandering on the property. The shoreline is used by dungeness crab, pacific herring, and hardshell clams. At this event we will be pulling ivy from the sloping area down to the water. We will then be spreading seed and planting native shrubs to try and reclaim these areas from the ivy.

For more information and to RSVP please visit

Become a Whale Scout Volunteer Naturalist

January 13, 2019

Training Event - January 13th

Whale Scout volunteer naturalists work closely with the public channeling people's interest in whales into local salmon habitat restoration projects. There are several opportunities to participate in volunteer programs: opportunistic land-based whale watching, scheduled second Sunday land-based whale watching, outreach events, and Whale Scout Helpin' Out restoration work parties.

Training Dates: January 13th

Location: Seahurst Park Environmental Science Center, Burien WA

Time: 10am - 4pm

Requirements: No experience necessary. Participation in one or several of our programs strongly recommended at a level of 24 hours per year (2 hrs/month on average). Purchase vest $33.

Provided: We'll provide all the educational materials to share with the public and training. For continued service, binoculars and hats are offered.

Benefits: Educational experiences (trainings, participation in book club, field trips)

Speakers: January speakers TBD.

Content: Training is for new and returning volunteers. We will cover basics of whales, salmon and teach everyone about the logistics of volunteering for our various programs.

Bring: Lunch

Directions: Park at the lower area of Seahurst Park. Walk north along the shoreline path past the bathrooms to the brown Environmental Science Center building.

Sign up required.

Sign up for January 13th

Invasive Species in the Salish Sea

January 9, 2019

Hole in the Wall Paddling Club Presents

Dr. Emily Grason
Invasive Species in the Salish Sea

January 9th 2019 7:00 pm
Padilla Bay Interpretive Center
10441 Bayview Edison Road, Bayview, WA 98273


Emily Grason, Marine Ecologist, is program coordinator of Washington Sea Grant’s Crab Team. Together with Sea Grant colleagues and partners, she oversees a comprehensive program focused on early detection, monitoring and control of the European green crab, considered one of the world’s worst invasive species. She spends a lot of time in the mud, working with volunteers to document sightings of green crab and track the species’ impacts. Her work contributes towards development of a long-term dataset on the organisms that live in habitats most likely to be affected by green crab, with the goal being to improve our understanding of, and ability to protect, Washington’s pocket estuaries and salt marshes.

Come learn more about her work and what we know now about invasive species in the Salish Sea.

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