Queen Size Quilt Raffle

Tickets are $10 each and the drawing will be held on February 12th. If you can’t make it into our center to purchase the raffle tickets, send us a check and we will send you the proof of purchase.

Eric Spandi, President of our Board of Directors at the Skagit River Interpretive Center, shows off the quilt that are offering for our 2023 fund raiser. Tickets are $10 each.

  • [CLICK IMAGE FOR FULL PICTURE] Joe Ordonez captured this early snowfall at Rainy Lake, up on the summit of the North Cascades Highway. Snowfall in the mountains means that winter is approaching. Winter typically brings the bald eagles to the Skagit and Nooksack Rivers to feed on the late salmon runs. Photo Copyright: Joe Ordonez

Skagit River Beauty

Skagit River Beauty. Photo Credit: Joe Ordonez

The days are getting longer and the weather is improving. Today was a beautiful day with the sun shining and the clouds lifting out of the river valley. This photo was taken looking upstream on the Skagit River from the bridge in Concrete. Whad a great turnout the past few days for our educational walks along the river. The highlight of the day was a northern pygmy owl quietly perched above us as we walked along the trail.
The Skagit River Interpretive Center drawing to a close. We are open three more weekends, with our last day of the season Sunday, February 12th. The Center is open 10am to 4pm and our guided walks depart at 11:00am and 1:30pm. No advance sign-up required. See you there!

Weekly Update

Even with the clouds and rain, we’ve been busy these past few days at the Skagit River Interpretive Center. We hosted school groups on Friday and Monday, and over eighty visitors joined our weekend interpretive walks.

One highlight was a visit from Saint Bryan with King 5 TV’s Evening Magazine show! The episode will air in the next week or so. Stay tuned for more info on that. Speaking of press coverage, we made the front page on the Tuesday, January 3rd issue of the Skagit Valley Herald. Joe Ordonez, our education coordinator, is featured on the front cover of the January issue of the Concrete Herald.

You never know what you will find on our nature walks. On Monday, a group of kindergarteners from Lake Stevens were thrilled to watch five eagles fighting over a salmon on the shore below the Rockport Bridge. On Friday, we found a partially-eaten chum salmon up on shore in the middle of our nature trail. Three days later, it was still there. Nothing has carried it away nor eaten it, so we are using it as a prop for our salmon ecology talk!

In addition to our regularly scheduled weekend walks, we will be open Monday, January 16th for MLK day and will offer walks at 11:00am and 1:30pm. We hope to see you here! No sign-up required.

The Skagit River Bald Eagle Awareness Team (SRBEAT) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates the Interpretive Center.

The Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center at Howard Miller Steelhead Park, Rockport, WA offers opportunities to better understand the Skagit River ecosystem with an emphasis on the winter migration of bald eagles, salmon, and the vital role each play in our environment. Each weekend in December and January we offer Guided Nature Hikes along the scenic Skagit River and a Speaker Series. Our educational programs include a K-12 & Home School Program and Community Group Tours.

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