Trail Tales, an educational outreach and shoreline interpretation program, introduces its new interpretive walk season on Saturday with new interpretive signs and almost twice as many walks along the Tommy Thompson Parkway.
The interpretive signs are grouped in threes at discovery points, each with its own theme. The first nine signs have been installed between 34th Street and the Fidalgo Bay Resort. The next six, south of the resort, will be installed around June.
“I’m just thrilled,” said Betty Carteret, coordinator of Trail Tales and president of the Friends of Skagit Beaches. “We’ve put a lot of hours into this.”
The signs as well as the rest of the Trail Tales program is funded with a two-year Public Participation Program grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology awarded to the Friends of Skagit Beaches.
The organization’s goal is to increase public awareness and participation in Ecology’s Anacortes Baywide Cleanup Project and to protect the health of the Salish Sea.
A mock crash Thursday at Anacortes High School was part of the ‘Shattered Dreams’ program, which reminds students of the dangers of underage drinking, drinking and driving, and distracted driving.
The election for board members to serve on the Senior Activity Center Foundation is June 10-14.
There are four positions to be filled and seven candidates are running.
The Anacortes Middle School will hold a clothing drive through May 17 in preparation for the Ready to Learn Fair in August.
They are in need of coats, jackets, pants, shorts, shirts, sweatshirts, leggings, hats, gloves and scarves — all in good condition. Please wash all clothing before donating.
Anacortes students will celebrate National Bike to School Day today by walking or biking to school as part of the district’s ongoing Walk and Wheel program.
After the mortarboards have been thrown, family pictures taken and probably a few tears shed, Anacortes High School graduates have a safe place to celebrate their milestone with the alcohol- and drug-free grad night.
Parents spend four years planning, fundraising and volunteering to make the night happen for each class.
Graduates have no idea what is planned for their special celebration.