The board of directors of Padilla Bay Foundation, our Reserve staff, foundation members, friends & businesses in the community pulled together to make the August 11th 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, Skagit Bank,Continue reading Taste of Padilla Bay 2018 was a success with your help!
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!
Jack Nisbet will be our guest on Saturday, March 22nd, to speak on the topic of David Douglas, a Scotsman who came to the Pacific Northwest in the early 1800’s undertaking a naturalist’s explorations. A coinciding exhibit is being shown at the Washington State History Museum, (Tacoma) recently extended through May 2014. Mr. Nisbet isContinue reading Jack Nisbet
Use this link: http://nerrablog.blogspot.com to navigate the “By Friends, For Friends” blog site with resources you can use to find the right mechanism and message for a Valentine To Congress expressing your love of our national wetlands and your citizen support for tax funding of their continued restoration and preservation. There are 28 National EstuarineContinue reading Tell Congress you LOVE your estuaries Feb. 12-14th!
Join us here at the Reserve: 10441 Bayview-Edison Road – for a wonderfully exciting glimpse of wildlife through the lens of artist & photographer Bart Rulon. Bart will share a suite of photographs and speak of the experiences he has had in creating them. He will cover techniques and equipment as well as wildlife behaviorsContinue reading FREE lecture on wildlife photography with Bart Rulon – Sept. 28th 1 – 3 PM
Mark Olson has just been certified as a Level 3 Life Support Operator – the highest level of certification – by the Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators, the sole certification organization among professionals addressing animal care facilities, Zoological parks and Aquariums. He is among less than 20 such certified Level 3 Operators in the world. Continue reading Aquarist Mark Olson gets top marks!
National Estuarine Research Reserves Association (NERRA) our national non-profit, Restore America’s Estuaries and Association of National Estuary Programs have teamed up to create an email valentine of support to states’ congressional representatives over 3 days; February 12 – 13 – 14 to show a collective nation-wide support of estuary programs and projects including ours rightContinue reading Valentine to Congress “We Love Our Estuaries”
The Skagit Community Foundation and 7 other non-profits request the pleasure of your company for a fun & educational evening of giving. Please save the date, Thursday, May 9th. 4:00 – 8:00 SAINT JOSEPH’S CENTER – MT. VERNON This exciting event will cap a day-long online donation program. The giving day will take place onlineContinue reading Skagit Day of Giving – Strengthen your community. Double your impact. May 9, 2013
Colleagues at Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve, It’s great to know you are strategically planning as a well rounded team. We at Padilla Bay Foundation are committed to a retreat for re-purposing; utilizing funds we were awarded in a grant administered by the National Environmental Education Foundation in sync with Toyota Motor Sales of America …Continue reading Inspired by Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve