Membership

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.

Donations

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 is 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.

David Hagerbaumer – Artist

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

Learning the importance of eelgrass – yet again

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

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!

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About

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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