Archive for November, 2012

Volunteer Cadre Complete

Thanks to everyone who joined the program as a volunteer this year, both new and returning folks. The application period is now closed. It’s going to be a great season!


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Eagle in our spotting scope, Howard Miller Steelhead Park, Rockport, WA, January 2012. Photo by Don Knutzen.

The Forest Service can still take a few more volunteers into the Skagit Eagle Watcher program this winter. I have extended the deadline to Wednesday, November 21. Volunteer participants receive training on December 1st and 15th, then spend a few weekends out on the Skagit River looking at eagles and answering questions for the public. Interested? Fill out an application form here (see the tab above) or call the Mt Baker Ranger District for more information at 360-856-5700.

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Eagle Watcher Volunteers at Milepost 100 on Highway 20, January 2012.
This could be you!

Are you interested in volunteering as an Eagle Watcher for the 2012-2013 season?
I still need 12 volunteers to fill out this season’s roster and one of them could be you! Prospective volunteers should be available for trainings on December 1 and 15. (Returning volunteers attend on the 15th only.) The program runs for six weekends (December 22-January 27), during which time volunteers are expected to sign up for 3 shifts on the river. If you enjoy talking to people, birding, and spending time outdoors in winter weather, this opportunity is for you. Get your application here and return it to the Mt Baker Ranger District by Monday, November 19th, 2012. For more information call the Mt Baker Ranger District at 360-856-5700

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The migrating eagles are headed our way, and their numbers are increasing in the Fraser Valley, just in time for the Fraser River Bald Eagle Festival. I’m heading up with my family to check it out. The safari boat tours are almost sold out, but there are seats left on the 18th. I think we will go for it; gotta get in practice on my eagle spotting!

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