The Sound Water Stewards of Camano once again helped out with Darrington’s 2017 field trip to Iverson Spit Preserve organized by the Stillaguamish Tribes Outreach Program under the guidance of Tamara Neuffer.
3rd, 4th, and 5th graders come annually to this gem on Port Susan to over 330 acres of protected birding area home to eagles, hummingbirds, shorebirds and many others.
The preserve is a county park and part of the estuary off the Stilly and Skagit rivers with shallow tidelands with trails (The Hobbit Trail and along the dike), bird watching, and a glorious beach.
Students changed learning stations every 30 minutes in wonderful weather with experts from Stillaguamish Tribes, Sound Water Stewards, and Sound Salmon Solutions. In the photo students are looking for crabs in the mud shoveled up from the creek by volunteer Gary Skorheim and helper Varisha Wolf.