Volunteer teams gathered in August 2006 to plant oysters in the bay area beneath the old Burlington Northern Railroad trestle on Fidalgo Bay (part of Tommy Thompson Trail). The Puget Sound Restoration Fund organization presided over the transport and planting of thousands of seed-bearing oyster shells. After dropping bags of shells one afternoon, crews arrived the next day during low tide to re-position, open bags and shake out shells in predetermined areas.
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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