MANY FUN EVENTS & CLASSES

“Holli and Annie Wow the crowd!”

October, 2019   

What a nice evening it was to bring together members of the Foundation to celebrate another year of accomplishments, listen to the education team’s enthusiastic tales, dine on delicious food, and visit with friends. It can’t get much better than that!

Beverages and appetizers awaited the guests’ arrival. In the spotlight were the clams and oysters donated by Taylor Shellfish and prepared by Paul and Vicki Dinnel. An absolute treat.

The board president, Sue Russell, shared a snapshot of the tear’s successes and the board’s current initiatives. Sue also shared the draft Balance Sheet for 2018-19 which reviewed our healthy financial picture. This year the Foundation contracted with a bookkeeper who has been key in helping us.

The highlight of the evening was a short program provided by the Reserve’s education team. With drinks poured and appetizers in hand, we settled down to a fact-filled and entertaining presentation by Annie England (staff) and Holli Watne (intern.) They wowed the crowd with live plankton samples and barnacles actively feeding in “real time” – all projected on the big screen. They also shared their summer fun, leading groups of happy kids on the mud flats.

The evening ended with a splendid buffet dinner prepared by Gere-A-Deli, and visiting with old and new friends.

Thanks to everyone who helped make the event a success, including all those who attended. If you missed the celebration this year, we hope to see you at the event next year!

Classes for everyone

Whether you are a parent with young children, a budding naturalist, or a concerned citizen, Padilla Bay Reserve offers educational programs for you.

The Reserve offers monthly children’s classes on a variety of estuary topics. Our adult classes, supported by the Padilla Bay Foundation, cover many natural history and environmental topics. Families and individuals of any age can also join summer Mudflat Safari excursions into the eel grass meadow or help pull a beach seine net to learn about the fish in Padilla Bay.

Most of our classes are FREE, though we gratefully welcome donations to the non-profit Padilla Bay Foundation. To view the current offerings, visit the Reserve’s website.