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 Winter Lecture Series 2021 - Online!

All lectures will start at 7:00 pm on the date shown below!

Four online lectures highlighting the fascinating life in and around shoreline and marine ecosystems of the Salish Sea.  The lecture zoom link for each lecture will be listed below. There is no registration for this presentation - just log on at the time indicated.

A note from your lecture volunteers: If you are unable to get on the live zoom presentation due to a high volume of participants, we apologize ahead of time. This is a work in progress to reach out to our community. Thank you for your understanding!

Did you miss one of our lectures this year? We were able to record most of them! Click on this link to learn more - 2021 Lecture Series


agr 0567 croppedBonus Presentation on the Asian Giant Hornet

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Cassie Cichorz - with WSDA; Asian giant hornet outreach and education specialist - talks about the Asian giant hornet and how they pose a serious threat to honey bee populations

Final 2021 Online Lecture

Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 7 pm

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


Zoom link to lecture: Click Here 
Meeting ID: 894 4441 1462
Passcode: DEBBY



Friends is awarded Rose Foundation Grant for new Citizen Science Project: Stormwater Pollution Monitoring

Partnering with the City of Anacortes and the Samish Department of Natural Resources, Friends is working to bring this new citizen science project to Fidalgo Island.

Find out more here: Stormwater Monitoring Project

Want to Join us as a citizen-science volunteer? Email

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Pictured are Diane Hennebert, Tim Gohrke, and Wayne Huseby. Diane is the stormwater manager for the City of Anacortes. She is our partner contact at the City of Anacortes and the primary recipient of data for our Friends of Skagit Beaches Stormwater monitoring project. Diane has worked in other city stormwater departments and finds the partnership with Friends of Skagit Beaches unique in terms of the monitoring data that will be gathered year round.


In Friends Notes

UPDATE: Grant for Fidalgo Bay and City of Anacortes stormwater monitoring. ...
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