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About Friends

Friends of Skagit Beaches was established in 2008 to develop local financial support for volunteer programs and activities in Skagit County aimed at protecting our marine shorelines and nearshore waters through education, citizen science, and stewardship projects.  

We were created by volunteers for volunteers.

Friends is run by a volunteer Board of Directors without any employed staff.  Our nonprofit is funded primarily through memberships, donations and other fundraising activities, like our annual Fidalgo Shoreline Academy.  We are a registered 501c3 nonprofit corporation with the State of Washington and your donations are tax deductable

Friends of Skagit Beaches partners with the Skagit MRC to host the Salish Sea Steward Training Program along with supporting volunteer coordination for mutilple programs and agencies in need of citizen scientists and volunteers.  

Our members include active volunteers who support our work through their annual membership fees and donations.  We are your neighbors and share your love of the beautiful natural resources of Skagit County marine ecosystems. 

Join us in preserving these marine treasures for today and for future generations to come.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of members who volunteer their time and experience to the management and guidance of Friends. Current members may nominate and vote for Board members. Board elections are held in January at our Annual Meeting.

2020 Board Members

Tim Gohrke, President
Betty Carteret, Vice President
Dale Fournier, Secretary
Wayne Huseby, Treasurer

Jennifer Herron
Erica Pickett
Darla Gay Smith

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