Watershed to Sea Discovery Point

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The health of our marine ecosystems is dependent on the health of the surrounding watersheds. Fidalgo Island sits in the central area of a large inland sea known as the Salish Sea. For many years, we defined this sea in terms of Canadian and US bodies of water and managed it as Puget Sound, North Sound, and Strait of Juan de Fuca and Georgia Strait. Today, we realize that the Salish Sea does not recognize individual boundaries and must be viewed as one large estuary and inland sea.

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.

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