Passing through Skagit Valley wetlands between La Conner and the Port Susan Snow Goose Festival in Stanwood.
One of the things that is very clear when you are in this area is the regional focus on conservation--for the land, for the wetlands, for the wildlife. The Nature Conservancy is working in partnership with Skagit County to restore 60 acres of freshwater tidal marsh, aiding salmon recovery, supporting agriculture, improving flood protection for the local community and creating new jobs.
This painting represents a view of The Nature Conservancy's Fisher Slough Restoration Project near Stanwood. The weather that day was grey and overcast. This image was captured on the return to Seattle from Stanwood. A rain squall just passed by.