Events

SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

Saturdays, 1pm
Experts from around the region are invited each season to speak at the Interpretive Center. For the 2015-2016 winter season, we had eight guest speakers who gave special presentations covering a variety of subjects from wildlife biology, glaciology and climate change, native plants’ importance in the riparian zone, restoration efforts and importance on the Skagit, and forage fish sustainability in the Skagit watershed. We also hosted presentations by nature photographers and authors. Presentations occur Saturdays at 1pm with special events featured on select Sundays. Check our Calendar of Events for details.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

11:00am, Saturdays and Sundays

Our guided nature hikes take about 90 minutes and follow the Sauk-Skagit Reach trail in Howard Miller Steelhead Park. These interpretive walks focus on eagles, salmon, and their interconnected relationships within the Skagit River watershed. The Interpretive Center hosts the walks that are lead by U.S. Forest Service Field Rangers from Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Our partners from the U.S. Forest Service contribute invaluable knowledge, we are proud to collaborate with their team. The Interpretive Center Coordinator will occasionally lead the hikes if Rangers are absent. The Guided Nature Hikes are offered at 11:00am every Saturday and Sunday. The mostly flat terrain is suitable for small children and older adults. Please dress according to the weather.

Leashed dogs are allowed in the County Park but we discourage our visitors from bringing their dog along on the Guided Nature Hike out of consideration of others and wildlife.

Both the Guided Hikes and Presentations are free and open to the public.

Contact Information:
Anissa Smith, Interpretive Center Coordinator and Education Specialist
srbeatic@frontier.com
360-853-7626