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Kukutali Reserve and Breazeale Interpretive Center

Education, Green/Environmental, Nature, Animals

Saturday, March 23, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Location: Meet at 9:00 AM at the Fairhaven Parkway Park & Ride off 32nd street on the west side of I-5. Our local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society hosts field trips that anyone can attend. On March 23rd, we will be exploring trails on 84-acre Kliket Island, where we can find both remnants of old-growth cedar and madrone as well as driftwood-covered beaches. Kliket, an island in Lang Bay, is accessed by a sand spit or tombolo. This Reserve is jointly managed by Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and Washington State Parks Department, and its historical significance is as interesting as its plant communities. Then we will go on to the Breazeale Interpretive Center, where we can explore the lookout over Padilla Bay, the Center itself, and an upland trail that forms a loop through a cedar forest, an upland wetland, and native plants the Center is installing on its property. Total walking distance could be as much as 6 miles with little elevation gain. Bring your lunch; we will eat at Kukutali before heading to Padilla Bay. We plan to return to our cars by 3:00. No need to RSVP, just meet to carpool or caravan from the Fairhaven Park and Ride.