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Education Support The Padilla Bay Foundation supports education at the Reserve. Over 8,000 school children visit the Padilla Bay Reserve each year, where they experience first-hand the wonders of this valuable estuary. Our programs include field experiences, research-based science education, teacher education, and family fun. Your support will insure the continuation of quality, free programsContinue reading Donate

Membership

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS 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.  Members are our greatest supporters and we are grateful to each and every household that gives in thisContinue reading Membership

Getting school groups to the Reserve for estuary science just got easier!

For the second year, Shell Puget Sound Refinery is sponsoring funding for the costs of buses to transport children to the Reserve for education programs.  Starting in 2018 for the school year to follow, Shell awarded the Foundation $10,000 to assist with costs for providing the curriculum and the transportation costs to school districts.  TheContinue reading Getting school groups to the Reserve for estuary science just got easier!

Taste of Padilla Bay 2018 was a success with your help!

The board of directors of Padilla Bay Foundation, our Reserve staff, foundation members, friends & businesses in the community pulled together to make the August 11, 2018 event spectacular.  We are happy to report several sponsors helped support our efforts.  We want to wholeheartedly thank important sources of sponsorship support: Pacific Seafood, Rozema Boat Works, SkagitContinue reading Taste of Padilla Bay 2018 was a success with your help!

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