Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve

The Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve, located in Fidalgo Bay just east of Anacortes in Skagit County, features expansive eelgrass beds and an array of saltwater marsh, beach, and tidal flat habitats. Adjacent to over four miles of shoreline, these nutrient-rich habitats are essential contributors to the reproductive, foraging, and rearing success for numerous fish and bird species.

Fidalgo Bay

The Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve, located in Fidalgo Bay just east of Anacortes in Skagit County, features expansive eelgrass beds and an array of saltwater marsh, beach, and tidal flat habitats. Adjacent to over four miles of shoreline, these nutrient-rich habitats are essential contributors to the reproductive, foraging, and rearing success for numerous fish and bird species.

The Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve is a highly diverse, productive, and unique ecosystem located in Fidalgo Bay, southeast of Anacortes in Skagit County. It encompasses approximately 686 acres of state-owned land and is adjacent to four miles of shoreline. The Reserve is bounded by the bay’s shorelines to the south, east, and west. The northern boundary is a line drawn across Fidalgo Bay from Crandall Spit. The majority of the Reserve is located within the city limits of Anacortes.

The Fidalgo Bay Citizen Stewardship Committee formed to increase public participation in the Aquatic Reserve process and assist DNR’s Aquatic Reserve program in successfully implementing the Reserve’s management plan. To do this, the Committee conducts scientific monitoring projects, performs education and outreach activities, and keeps an eye out for actions in and around the Reserve that may impact the ecosystem.

The Fidalgo Bay Citizen Stewardship Committee has many opportunities for volunteer involvement and wants YOU to get involved. For more information about volunteering or any of the opportunities below contact us.

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