January Events

Guided Nature Walks ~ Every Sat. & Sun. – 11am*                                     Presentations ~ See dates below, 1pm*                                                              *Except on 1/05

Open for MLK Jr Day – Monday 01/21

Sat 1/12          “It’s About WAY More Than Just Salmon!”, by Lucy DeGrace (Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group)

How do animals (including people) depend on salmon? How can people help improve things for salmon and the whole aquatic ecosystem?  Learn about Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group’s habitat restoration efforts in the Skagit and Samish watersheds. This presentation will focus on current upriver projects, including the one at Howard Miller Steelhead Park

Sat 1/19          “Garden Ecology: the Good, the Bad, and the Bugly”

Learn about the creepy-crawlies of your yard, why they are   important, and how the decisions you make at home affect the greater ecosystem.

Mon 1/21        “For the Love of (Bio)Diversity”, by Holli Watne (Environmental Educator)

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day we will be open to the public and our coordinator will celebrate diversity by giving a brief overview of all the lifeforms known on planet Earth.  This presentation will go over the foundations of biology and will challenge its viewers to rethink their assumptions about the value of humans and the rest of the natural world.

Sat 1/26          “George and Martha: Observations of an Eagle Couple and Thoughts about Bald Eagles”, by Fred Wilson (president of SRBEIC)

Join our organization’s president as he shares insights gained by watching the eagle couple that nest near his property.

Sun 1/27         “Glaciers of the North Cascades”, by Mike Larrabee (North Cascades National Park Complex Physical Scientist)

About one-third of all the glaciers in the lower 48 states are in the North Cascades National Park. These 312 glaciers are a critical part of the ecosystem: they influence soil development, vegetation distribution, flooding, and are dramatic indicators of climate change. They are also central to our region’s hydroelectric industry and efforts to sustain endangered salmon and trout. Perhaps most importantly, glaciers provide cold, fresh water during droughts, periods of low streamflow and high stream temperatures.