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Conserving wildlife habitat, agricultural and forest lands, scenic open space, wetlands, and shorelines for the benefit of our community and as a legacy for future generations.

Annual Meeting

Jan 2016 21

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Padilla Bay Reserve

Join us at Skagit Land Trust's Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 21st 2016 from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Padilla Bay Reserve Conference Center.  

Meeting Schedule:

6:00 - 7:00 pm: Social hour, appetizers and refreshments
7:00 - 7:30 pm: Awards, Board elections, and membership updates
7:30 - 8:30 pm: Citizen scientists uncover the mysteries of Skagit’s Great Blue Herons

Citizen scientists uncover the mysteries of Skagit’s Great Blue Herons

Several active citizen science programs in Skagit County monitor the health of our region’s herons. With support from biologist Ann Eissinger, for many years Skagit Land Trust volunteers have been conducting annual nest counts at our two large protected heronries. More recently volunteers also began to monitor heron foraging and nesting behavior. This information provides vital data for research on Western Great Blue Heron colonies. During this presentation, citizen science volunteers and Trust staff will share their heron observations over the years. Photographer Lance Ekhart will also share some fabulous heron images he has captured. 

Herons - Lance Ekhart


Padilla Bay Reserve (map) is located at 10441 Bayview-Edison Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.  Take Interstate 5 north from Seattle or south from Bellingham to exit 231,near Burlington. Just west of the freeway bridge (near the State Patrol Office), take Josh Wilson Road west toward Anacortes about 6 miles. At the end of Josh Wilson, turn right onto Bay View-Edison Road. Drive north less than one mile, past Bay View State Park. The Breazeale Interpretive Center will be on your right, 1/4 mile past the State Park.