Shoreline Habitat Discovery Point

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Retreating glaciers, wind, waves, and the watershed formed Fidalgo Bay over millennia. The bay is home to many important marine and shoreline plants and animals. They all depend on clean water, a healthy environment, and critical habitat features of the shoreline. Fidalgo Bay has been significantly altered by human actions - diking along highway 20, shoreline fill, railroad bridges, and industrial activities - since settlers arrived in the late 1800s.

Information on this Trail Tales website was prepared under funding from the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Public Participation Grant Program. While the information was reviewed for grant consistency and accuracy of project references, this does not necessarily constitute endorsement by the Department.

Learn more about Ecology’s Anacortes Baywide Cleanup

Photo credits: Anacortes History Museum, Washington state Dept. of Ecology, Samish Indian Nation and others, as noted. Illustrations by Linda Feltner.