Coming Up

So many good things are happening around Fidalgo — walks, talks, educational opportunities and rewarding experiences!

Below are some highlights of events coming up that we believe may be of interest to Transition folk. Our TF&F Events and shared sponsorship events are highlighted in green.

2019 Friends of Skagit Beaches Annual Meeting

Thursday, January 17th, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Keynote  Presentation:
Integrating science, outreach, and restoration for healthy shorelines

Presenter: Lisa Kaufman,  Nearshore Program Manager,
Northwest Straits FoundationPlease join us in January for our annual meeting. A short business meeting will be followed by a potluck lunch provided courtesy of Friends of Skagit Beaches. The keynote presentation will follow lunch.

Whistle Lake Fitness Hike

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019, 10:00 AM -1:30 PM

For those who want to cover ground at a fast pace! Distance: 8 Miles

We will cover some ground exploring the Whistle Lake forest lands on this fitness journey. Along the way we will enjoy a great view of Whistle Lake from the south, pass by Toot swamp, and summit Sugar Cube. Make sure to dress in layers and bring water.

Meet at the Whistle Lake parking lot at the end of Whistle Lake Road.

January 24, Thursday, 9 – 4:30

Storming the Sound

Environmental Education conference connecting local educators, students, non-profits, and volunteers in the environmental field. Pre-register at

Transition Fidalgo and Friends’

Monthly Gathering Presentation:

January 29, Tuesday, 6:30 pm

Earth’s Bipolar Disorder
Dr. Robert Bindschadler

“Dr. Bob”, returns, after his very popular
presentation about Ice Caps in September, to present the case for why
scientists are so certain human use of fossil fuels is a major
contributing factor to climate change.

He will explain the dire nature of the consequences in a
manner that is not only accessible, but in a form that leaves
people more confident in raising discussions with friends and
neighbors who have yet to accept the urgency of this issue.

Come listen and learn from one of the world’s experts.

Sound Waters 2019: A One Day University

February 2, Saturday, all day
South Whidbey High School, Langley

Sound Waters University has been bringing together people passionate about life in Puget Sound since the early 1990s, and now attracts 600+ people yearly. No prior knowledge is required to attend – just an interest in learning about and taking care of this amazing place that we call home.

Natural History of Orcas:

February 15, Friday, 7 p.m. at Northwest Education Services Bldg, 1601 R Ave, Anacortes

The Friends of Skagit Beaches will present a talk on Southern resident Orcas history and current conditions