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Padilla Bay National Estuarine Resarch Reserve

The Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve was created by the Washington Legislature and U.S. Congress in 1980. We manage the reserve to protect more than 11,000 acres of critical intertidal and upland habitat in Skagit County. Our mission is to promote improved management and stewardship of estuarine ecosystems in the Puget Sound biogeographic region through research, monitoring, education, training, stewardship, and interpretation. 

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