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 folks.


Transition Fidalgo and Friends’
Monthly Gathering Presentation:

Share the Bounty Swap    Canceled until further notice

March 31, 7 – 8 pm, Anacortes Senior Center

Transition Fidalgo & Friends

Come share your gently-used useful items that you no longer use! Everyone will be invited to take, for free, whatever they can use.

Swapping stuff around is fun, but TF&F folks know it’s much more than that. Swapping helps keep things we no longer need out of the landfill, and by avoiding the production and shipping of new goods, swapping reduces emissions and resource demands on an overburdened world, and provides free items for those who can’t afford them. And, did we say it’s fun?

We’ll have tables for appliances, arts & craft supplies, books (kid and adult), clothes (kid and adult, no rips or stains please), collectibles, electronics, exercise and outdoor equipment, seeds and plants, shoes and handbags (clean and odor-free), textiles, tools, toys and games, and at least one table for that ubiquitous character, “Miscellaneous.”

Gardening time is close upon us, and we encourage you to bring any seeds you’ve saved or seed packets that you don’t plan to use. The seeds don’t need to be in individual packets – we’ll have extra envelopes available to measure out what you need. We’ll also have info about methods for seed-saving and a sign up to co-ordinate seed-saving in the future. Also, bring any pass-along plants you may want to donate. They can be in pots or just wrapped in some paper if that’s easier.

Have an item too good to toss but not in working condition? The Fix-It guys, bless ’em, will make a special appearance for this swap, so you can bring a broken item, get it repaired and pass it on, or take it home to use again!

This will be a family event, with an area for kids’ activities. Plans for food and music are in progress. We’ll also have a space for those who want to bring their handmade and/or homegrown items to either swap or sell. You don’t need to have items to swap to participate.

Want to help? On March 31st, we’ll need volunteers for set-up and clean-up, as well as someone to supervise the kids’ area. Let us know if you can lend a hand!


Other Events of Interest


Fix-It Days

Returns again May 30, 2020


​​Salish Sea Stewards
2020 Volunteer Training

Tuesdays 1:00-5:00pm
March 10 – May 12,2020
Application available at www.skagitmrc.org
Deadline is March 1,2020

Padilla Bay Interpretive Center • 10441 Bayview-Edison Road • Mt.Vernon,WA

40 hours of free citizen science training taught by local experts.
Participants return 40 hours of volunteer service in 1 year.
Direct questions to: salishseastewards@gmail.com
For more information: www.skagitmrc.org


Friends of Skagit Beaches:
Winter Lecture Series

March 20, 2020pinnepeds
Pinnipeds of the Salish Sea
Speaker: Dr. Cindy Elliser, Research Director, Pacific Mammal Research
They’re called “pinnipeds” due to their feathered or winged feet. Learn to distinguish between seals and sea lions and how local scientists are identifying individual mammals.


Skagit Land Trust


Friends of the Forest

Skagit Audubon





Fidalgo Democrats and Friends

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