Building Alliances through Education and Outreach

We protect, conserve, & enhance natural ecosystems

Improving Water Quality
& Natural Ecosystems in
Skagit Watersheds

Established in 2005, Skagit Conversation Education Alliance (SCEA) is a local run, non-profit organization that works with community groups for the benefit of the greater Skagit ecosystem to protect water quality and watershed functions. The marine environment in Skagit County is home to important shellfish beds, fish habitat, hundreds of thousands of overwintering water fowl, productive eelgrass beds and marine animals. SCEA works to protect, enhance, and live with the natural wonders in the Skagit Watersheds.

Our Mission

To bring people together in the spirit of cooperation to protect, conserve, and enhance the natural ecosystems in the Skagit Watersheds.

SCEA's office is headquartered at the Padilla Bay National Research Reserve in Bayview, Washington. Our office is a cooperative agreement between SCEA, Padilla Bay National Research Reserve, and Washington State Department of Ecology.

Community Benefits

  • We develop cooperative relationships, share information and expertise
  • We are community connected via partnering with citizens, state, tribal, and local government and non-governmental entities
  • We promote voluntary actions to protect resources
  • We promote science education opportunities linked to environmental quality
  • We take care of community health and ensure clean water and make sure fish and shellfish are safe to eat, and beaches are safe for swimming
  • We are involved in community stewardship
Children in forest looking at leaves as a researcher together with the magnifying glass.