Activities abound this weekend in the upper Skagit. While the bald eagles appear to be plentiful on the Skagit and Samish Flats, upvalley in Rockport and Marblemount there are many special programs available for free!
Skagit Eagle Festival
Saturday & Sunday, January 14 & 15
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Marblemount Community Hall
60055 State Route 20, Marblemount
Native history, storytelling, music,
local native arts & crafts vendors, and fry bread tacos all day.
Native speakers and presentations 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Native musicians and performers 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Peter Ali and other Native American performances
Free admission. Donations appreciated.
Find out more about the 2017 Eagle Festival Here
Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center
In Rockport, stop by the Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center, located inside Howard Miller Steelhead Park
Open Saturday and Sunday 10-4. Enjoy a warm fire, refreshments, a gift shop, and daily programs.
At 11:00 take a 90 minute guided walk with a US Forest Ranger. Indoor presentations are offered at 1:00.
Saturday : Dr. Steve Glenn will talk about winter birds of the Skagit.
Sunday: Taylor Schmuki from Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group presents Salmon Habitat Restoration Projects in Howard Miller Steelhead Park.
Eagle Viewing Stations
Eagle viewing stations are located at Howard Miller Steelhad Park, Sutter Creek Park (milepost 100) and Marblemount Fish Hatchery. We will be there from 10-3 Saturday and Sunday.
All the above programs are free and the weather looks fine!
With potentially dry skies and temperatures above freezing, it looks like a great weekend to hire one of the local float trip guides for a boat ride and enjoy the beauty of the river. Have you ever tried it?
Have a great weekend everyone!