Members make up an essential part of our Padilla Bay Reserve community. Their dues enable us to maintain a lean but healthy operating budget within our non-profit mission of helping support and enhance the Reserve.
Please give generously. Your donation will be used to educate children and adults in estuary science, the value of clean water and the intricacies of our Padilla Bay ecology as well as things we can all do to help preserve its health and beauty.
A TASTE OF PADILLA BAY – WITH A HINT OF MAINE
This event was a big success and we are very thankful to all the people who helped with the event! This was a benefit fundraiser to support our efforts to help the Reserve with the capital construction costs of adding a Touch Pool Experience to the existing aquarium room exhibits.
This watercolor painting was created for and given to Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve for their use. David Hagerbaumer was one of the most celebrated wildlife artists in America, best known for his captivating paintings of waterfowl and upland game. Among duck hunters he is legendary, having hunted waterfowl for three quarters of a century. He was one of few men to have hunted with live decoys. He was also known for his custom blocks which have set a high standard for working decoys.Continue reading David Hagerbaumer – Artist
It is our great honor to announce that a second donation of a stunning hand made quilt by the hands of Linn Woodard, Port Washington, Wisconsin is on offer with a raffle to be drawn on May 1, 2016. YOU NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN! Tickets are $5. The quilt measures 47″ wide byContinue reading Nature’s Palette Hand Made Quilt for Raffle Fund Raiser 2016
Join us Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm for Jonathan White’s presentation about tides. How far would you go to understand the tides? Local author Jonathan White interviewed the monks at the Mont St Michel monastery in France, went under the ice with an Inuit elder in the Arctic, and traveledContinue reading Tides: ocean’s dance with the moon
Reading in the newest Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission News, I have learned yet again of the immense importance of eelgrass. NOAA, the Suquamish Tribe, Puget Sound Partnership, Elliott Bay Trustee Council, Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have recently restored eelgrass zostera marina in a federal Superfund cleanup site thatContinue reading Learning the importance of eelgrass – yet again
We will again host our famous board created pot luck dinner, host wines & beers and guest speaker on Saturday, October 4th from 3:30pm – 7:30pm here at the Reserve. If you would like to attend, please telephone Kay Reinhardt at 360-757-3234 or write Kay an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $20. This is aContinue reading Our Annual Meeting & Dinner to be unusually festive!
Come to the beautiful village of Bay View on Sunday, July 20th from 1 o’clock and please join us up to 5 o’clock for a review and social time sharing sketches and light refreshments. Please go to the Padilla Bay Reserve’s newsletter at: padillabay.gov and read the directions and materials suggested that will guide youContinue reading Sketch & Paint on a Summer Sunday – July 20th
Purple Martins along the shining shores of Padilla Bay & beautiful Barn Swallows here at the Reserve!
We have some visiting Purple Martins along certain edges of Padilla Bay. They may also be in the forests nearby using woodpecker homes they have found vacant. Some of them are in little houses put up some time ago, that a kind assistant has recently cleaned for their use this season. This is along privateContinue reading Purple Martins along the shining shores of Padilla Bay & beautiful Barn Swallows here at the Reserve!
At least 85 visitors were our guests for an amazingly interesting lecture by Jack Nisbet, Saturday the 22nd. Earlier, 30 lucky people accompanied Jack on a walk identifying flora on the upland trail of the Reserve grounds. The Foundation also held a book sale and signing event after. Several of Jack’s titles were on offerContinue reading Jack Nisbet lecture was a smashing success!
Established in 1987 by citizens, business people and public employees, this non-profit corporation exists for the purpose of helping support public education, research and capital improvement programs at the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Reserve, established in 1980 as the 8th within the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, (now numbering 28 throughout the nation) is Washington State’s only Reserve. It is sited on land that was formerly the Breazeale family farm. –IRS EIN# 91-1401169
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