Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
10441 Bayview-Edison Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
To provide long-term research, education, monitoring, and interpretation that enhances public awareness of the value of estuarine systems and the need for healthy watersheds to provide healthy marine environments.
- Manage the lands, tidelands, facilities, and resources of a National Estuarine Research Reserve.
- Coordinate research and monitoring to address coastal management issues (local, regional, state, and federal).
- Provide public education programs and interpreting to improve the awareness and understanding of estuaries.
Reason for Participating on the Skagit Watershed Council
Our goals are dependent upon the long-term health of the Skagit River ecosystem. We believe this can be achieved through the collaborative watershed approach of the SWC.