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Check out our new Grants  page! TF&F has established grants for Fidalgo Island students, environmentalists, and businessfolk.

Times of Change: How a Shifting Climate Affects Us All

In September, TFF begins a new series. In a time of remarkably rapid climate change, the impacts on human and non-human lives will be substantial. In this series of talks, we’ll engage local experts and forward thinkers to help us explore the local and global changes that are afoot and inspire our creativity for meeting the challenges ahead.

Click here for a complete schedule!

Skill Share workshop: The Craft of Creative Rug-making

Saturday, October 22, 2016

10:30 - noon

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

Sara Joy will share her mother’s self-taught, award-winning rug-making craft. She’ll give instructions regarding the construction of braided rugs, two varieties of crocheted rugs, and chair bottoms, all from old clothing.

7th Generation Supper: Fire in the Anacortes Forest Lands

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

5:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Fire in the Anacortes Forest Lands

We live in a unique community where large portions of our island have been set aside as protected forest lands and parks. These forested areas are community treasures that also present risks.  Get a first-hand account of the recent fire in the Anacortes Forest lands. Anacortes Fire Chief Richard Curtis will talk about:

  • What happened during the August fire
  • Who worked to control and put out the fire
  • What the residents of Anacortes should expect in the future
  • What people can do to ready themselves for that future

Chief Curtis’s presentation will tell much of this story using the pictures taken during the course of fighting the fire.

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7th Generation Supper: The Changing Food Web of Puget Sound and What it Means for Salmon

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

5:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Puget Sound supports one of the most productive and diverse food webs of all the large estuaries in North America, symbolized by iconic species like salmon and the orcas who eat them. Those icons are fed by an abundance of small forage fish, who are in turn fueled by a rich community of tiny plankton. But that food web is changing as key forage fish are declining and jellyfish are booming. Why is this happening, what does it mean for the species we value the most, and what can we do about it?

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Transition Fidalgo and Friends’ mission: to raise awareness of and develop solutions to the challenges of climate change, energy uncertainty, and economic instability. Transition Fidalgo & Friends promotes a move away from fossil fuels through decreasing demand, increasing efficiency, supporting renewable energy, and fostering the local production of food, energy, and goods.