Project Years (2004 - Present)
We hope will join us for our 19th annual Fidalgo Bay Day event on Saturday, August 26, 2023, to help celebrate our local estuaries and the beauty, history, and wonderful marine life. The event will be held from 11 am – 3 pm, at the Samish Indian Nation’s Fidalgo Bay Resort, located at 4701 Fidalgo Bay Road in Anacortes. Over 300 people attend this event each year and take part in our popular educational 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, win prizes, and learn about local projects and volunteer opportunities at the many educational exhibits staffed by local agencies and organizations. This year's event will include Samish indigenous themed art and perhaps some Salish storytelling. Also new this year is Corra, the live mermaid! Learn some cool things about Corra's underwater habitat beneath the Salish Sea. In addition to all the fun activities, everyone will get a chance to taste complimentary samples of local seafood.
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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