Wetlands to beach

Published February 28, 2019 / by Steve Berentson

A stretch of boardwalk at the Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve in Anacortes. No matter the season, a beautiful walk linking harbor beach and adjacent wetlands. Interpretive posts tell the story of local flora and fauna. Listen for blackbird trills, watch for hummingbirds, eagles and osprey.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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