Friends of Skagit Beaches 2021 Winter Lecture Series- Online

January 15, 2021

Friends of Skagit Beaches Winter Lecture Series 2021 - Online!

Four online lectures highlighting the fascinating life in and around shoreline and marine ecosystems of the Salish Sea. All Lectures will be presented on Zoom at 7 pm. The lecture zoom link will be found here at this link the week prior to the lecture.

 Friday, January 15, 2021 

pinnepedsSeals and Sea Lions: Pinnipeds of the Salish Sea 
with Dr. Cindy Elliser, research director,  Pacific Mammal Research

 They're called "pinnipeds" due to their feathered or winged feet. Learn to distinguish between seals and sea lions and how local scientists are identifying individual mammals.


Friday, February 19, 2021 

chinook jumping sunset croppedLong Live the Kings – From Science to Action, Advancing Salmon Recovery in the Northwest
with Jacques White, Ph.D, Executive Director of Long Live the Kings


Friday, March 19, 2021 

agr 0567 croppedIntroducing the Asian Giant Hornet
with Cassie Cichorz – WSDA, Asian giant hornet outreach and education specialist



Friday, April 16, 2021 

ocean floorDeep Sea Volcanoes:  A Fiber-optic Look at Eruptions, Hot Springs & Life Forms with Dr. Deborah Kelley, Professor, School of Oceanography, Univ. of WA



Salish Sea Strings- An Exclusive NWSF Concert Series

November 12, 2020

An Exclusive Northwest Straits Foundation Concert Series:

Salish Sea Strings - Streaming Live on Facebook Nov. 12 at 6:00 p.m. 


Salish Sea Strings is a musical voyage of artists and conservationists making the Northwest Straits a vibrant, healthy and fun place to live. In this series, we showcase local artists who have a passion for restoring and conserving the Salish Sea. Artists play their own material in an intimate setting, so you'll learn about the band and their music. We'll also meet scientists, educators and leaders working on exciting marine projects. 


Salish Sea Stringsis a fun respite from daily distractions and a reminder that we are making a difference. We are a sustaining community. And, we're all committed to a healthy world.


Salish Sea Strings - The Melody of Conservation

Ourfirst episode airs Nov. 12 at 6:00 p.m. and will be streamed live on Facebook.

Episode 1 features aninterview with Jason Morgan, Marine Projects Manager at the Northwest Straits Foundation and musical guest Bob Fossil. Special thanks to our partners Stones Throw Brewing Co. and Subdued Studios for their help with the series!

Click the button below to RSVP to the livestream on Facebook and get notified of when the first episode of Salish Sea Strings goes live Nov. 12 at 6:00 p.m.

Facebook Event RSVP

Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Opportunity

November 4, 2020

Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve

Citizen Stewardship opportunity

Are you passionate about protecting Fidalgo Bay? Do you want to collaborate with others to determine the best way to engage our community? Do you bring design, writing, leadership, or other skills to the table?

We want YOU to join the Citizen Stewardship Committee! Join today to help us drive our existing projects forward and strategize about the best next steps. Members are expected to attend monthly meetings and volunteer for roles within the Committee.

The Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committee is hosting an informational Zoom recruiting meeting on Nov. 4th. This is a good way to earn those 40 hours. If you are interested in learning more, contact Eleanor Hines at
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