“Change of Seasons” – Photo by Joel Ordonez

Our 2022/23 season was a huge success. Some highlights this year included seeing salmon spawning along the river in December and early January, great eagle sightings throughout the winter, other wildlife sightings including great blue herons, red-tailed hawks and even a northern pygmy owl. Visiting artist Ramon Shilo added a special bonus to our season.

We had over 1,000 guests join us for our natural history walks along the Skagit River, and over 2,000 visitors stopped by our Interpretive Center. A big shout-out to all the volunteers who helped make this happen. And, of course, a big thank you to all who came to visit and those who made donations to our non-profit.

The winner of the quilt raffle was Pam Patron, of Everett, Washington. Congratulations, Pam!

For those interested, here is a link to our report outlining details about this year’s operation: 2022-23 End of Season Report

For now, I’m heading back to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve in Haines, Alaska for another summer season with my tour company, Rainbow Glacier Adventures. Maybe I’ll see you up North!

We plan to open the Skagit River Interpretive Center next December and we hope you can join us.

– Joel Ordonez, Education Coordinator