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.