We are excited to announce that there will be another volunteer-led cleanup day at Edgewater Park on Saturday, April 21st (Earth Day)! The main event, coordinated by the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group, will begin at 10:00 am. The Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group is a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging the community in restoring salmon.
There will also be a group starting cleanup earlier that morning, at about 8:00 am! They are hoping to get about 20 additional volunteers to help finish up a few areas that weren’t reached during the prior cleanup on March 31st (click here to see our previous story on the March 31st event). They ask that volunteers meet at the Edgewater Park boat ramp, and then everyone will proceed to the remaining areas. This will be fairly easy, “do-able” work, and they plan to be done prior to the start of the Skagit Fisheries event at 10:00 am.
As for the Skagit Fisheries event, each participant will receive a raffle ticket and a reusable grocery bag. There are many great prizes to win, including tickets for a whale watching tour, gift cards to local businesses, and Girl Scout Cookies! There will be multiple organizations who are dedicated to environmental stewardship and education at the event with informational booths.
The Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group plans to improve a walking path along the Skagit River, which will help keep foot traffic away from a restoration site, as well as provide a better way to access the park for local residents. There will be well-trained staff to help participants throughout the event! They will have coffee and light refreshments for the volunteers, as well as gloves and all other tools necessary for the job. Click here to view additional information about the Earth Day Community Restoration Event at Edgewater Park.