About Washington State Department of Natural Resources

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is a state agency created to manage state trust lands for the people of Washington to generate revenue and preserve forests, water, and habitat.  Our mission is to manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington's lands and waters to meet the needs of present and future generations.

Since 2004, DNR has established eight aquatic reserves throughout the state to protect important native ecosystems on state-owned aquatic lands.  There are two Aquatic Reserves located in Skagit County including: Fidalgo Bay and Cypress Island. 

Click Here to learn about animals that live in eelgrass meadows. 


For more information, visit DNR's website:  www.dnr.wa.gov

Get started on DNR's "Scavenger Hunt" activity by clicking the button below!


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