Fidalgo Bay Day

Project Years (2004 - Present)

We hope you were able to join us for our 18th annual Fidalgo Bay Day event that was held on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 11 AM – 3 PM, at the Samish Indian Nation’s Fidalgo Bay Resort, located at 4701 Fidalgo Bay Road in Anacortes.  It was a beautiful day to celebrate our local estuaries and the beauty, history, and wonderful marine life. Over 300 people attended this year's event.  Lots of folks took part in our popular educational beach seining demonstration, got to touch live marine critters in Shannon Point Marine Center’s undersea zoo, got creative at the kid friendly craft tables, played fun games, won prizes, and learned about local projects and volunteer opportunities at the many educational exhibits staffed by local agencies and organizations. 

In addition to all the fun activities, everyone got a chance to taste complimentary chowders and samples of Taylor Shellfish seafood BBQ’d to perfection by our volunteers and enjoy a fabulous no-host traditional salmon BBQ lunch offered by members of the Samish Indian Nation.

New this year we had the "Fidalgo Bay Day Chowder Challenge"!  Four local restaurants competed in a fun chowder taste-off: Adrift, Bob's Chowder Bar, Secret Cove Restaurant, and 13Moons Resaurant.  This year's winner was Bob's Chowder Bar. Congrats!!

If you missed this year's event, we plan to do it all again next year, so stay tuned for more information!

Fidalgo Bay Day is Skagit MRC's signature educational event that has taken place each year since 2004. It is supported by many partners and volunteers.  The purpose of this free event is to increase public awareness of the marine environment and foster environmental stewardship. This event is funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under Assistance Agreement [CE-01J97401]. 

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