Conservation of Natural Ecosystems

The Skagit Conversation Education Alliance (SCEA) is a local non-profit organization, focused on the protection and improvement of water quality through hands-on efforts and education.

SCEA has been protecting, conserving, and enhancing the natural ecosystems in the Skagit Watersheds for more than 20 years!

SCEA History

The reasons for forming Skagit Conversation Education Alliance are exclusively charitable, scientific, and educational.

  • We build alliances with other organizations and community residents.
  • We improve and enhance our environment through education.
  • We support and inspire grassroots projects that meet the needs of the community for conservation and protection of water, soil, and related natural resources.
  • We encourage voluntary cooperation and collaboration between stakeholders.
  • We work to implement local watershed action plans.


  • Bob Gillespie, Board President
  • Charlie Coslor, Board Vice-President
  • Kristi Carpenter, Board Treasurer
  • Holli Watne, Board Secretary                               
  • Elaine Lease,  Board Member
  • Christine Longdon,  Director
Board of Directors (2)
Children hiking in mountains or forest with sport hiking shoes. Girls are playing and learning in the nature with sticks and muddy puddle.
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Skagit County’s Shellfish Protection District

SCEA provides services in Skagit County to assist with the protection and improvement of water quality in saltwater shellfish growing areas, consistent with the goals of the County’s Shellfish Protection District, and in accordance with RCW 90.72. SCEA is a proud partner of the Skagit County Clean Water Program (CWP) / The Clean Samish Initiative (CSI) / Pollution Identification and Correction (PIC) Program.