August 12, 2017
Come join us for a free, fun, family outing at our 14th annual Fidalgo Bay Day event on Saturday, August 12 from 11 AM – 3 PM, at the Samish Indian Nation’s beautiful Fidalgo Bay Resort, located at 4701 Fidalgo Bay Road in Anacortes. Celebrate National Estuaries Day and the beauty, history, and wonderful marine life with the Friends of Skagit Beaches Trail Tales docent stations along the Tommy Thompson Trail. Take part in our popular beach seining demonstration, touch live marine critters in Shannon Point Marine Center’s undersea zoo, get creative at the kid friendly craft tables, play fun games, and learn about local projects and volunteer opportunities at the many educational exhibits staffed by local agencies and organizations.
In addition to all of the fun activities, you will get the chance to taste complimentary samples of seafood chowder prepared by local restaurateurs and shellfish from Taylor’s, BBQ’d to perfection by our volunteers. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a fabulous no-host traditional salmon BBQ lunch offered by members of the Samish Indian Nation.
Fidalgo Bay Day is sponsored by the Skagit County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) and other partners, and is funded in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency through the Puget Sound Partnership. For more information contact Tracy Alker, Skagit MRC Coordinator, (360) 416-1462.
August 8, 2017
The crash of breaking waves and the relentless motion of the tides speak to the powerful forces at work in the ocean—forces that could be used to produce electricity. Although other forms of renewable energy have gained significant traction in recent years, the ocean is a yet untapped resource for electricity generation. What is the outlook for technologies that seek to generate power from, or on, the sea? Join experts from the University of Washington Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center this August for an evening seminar about the ocean's potential contribution to future energy needs. Learn about the current status of marine energy research, and what forces will shape its development, particularly in Washington state. Discuss the environmental, social and engineering challenges (and opportunities!), as well as current research to understand and proactively address these issues.
Seminars are free and open to the public! The North Puget Sound events will be held: Tuesday, August 8th, 6:30-8:30pm at the Padilla Bay Reserve, Mt. Vernon; Tuesday, August 15 at the Olympic Natural Resources Center, Forks; and Monday, August 21, 6-8pm at the Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend. This series is coordinated by Washington Sea Grant (WSG), in partnership with the Northwest Straits Commission and the Skagit, Jefferson and North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committees.
For more information, please contact Meg Chadsey, WSG outreach specialist: firstname.lastname@example.org; 206.616.1538
June 24, 2017