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Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

August 19, 2019

The Padilla Bay Reserve is nestled just north of the quiet community of Bay View, Wash., 15 minutes west of I-5 in Skagit County. Here in the heart of the Salish Sea, we study and protect a massive eelgrass meadow. At more than 8,000 acres, it’s the second largest on North America’s Pacific Coast. Eelgrass …

5 Easy Day Hikes in Western Washington

September 20, 2019

Franklin Falls At just 2 miles round-trip with about 100 feet of elevation gain, Franklin Falls is a favorite hike for families with young children. The promise of seeing a waterfall can be a great motivator on the trail, and the rocky beach below the falls provides plenty of entertainment once you reach your destination …

Washington Nature Preschool Association

September 20, 2019

The Washington Nature Preschool Association is a regional collaborative developed to support nature-based and outdoor early childhood education and teachers while working to meet the goals of connection, PD, resource sharing, community participation, research, and improving preschool education.