When you think of spring what comes to mind? What does spring look like where you live? In the far reaches of northwestern Washington State, this magnificent ecosystem is welcoming the spring.
What does it mean to you to be of a place? How many generations into the past can you imagine? Springtime is meaningful to people the world over as a time of renewal and hope. Spring has brought this sense of vitality throughout human history. In this video, we have an opportunity to hear from Scott Schuyler, a Tribal Elder of the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, to give his perspective on Spring in this beautiful valley!
During Springtime which natural transitions do you observe? What impacts do those transitions have on your life? It’s easy to forget that these beautiful lakes are in fact one managed hydroelectric project partially controlled by human input. They represent a built environment- an interface between nature cycles and human systems. When Spring unleashes its runoff and growth, Seattle City Light must respond with precision and care to manage the Skagit Hydroelectric Project.
North Cascades Institute is a conservation nonprofit based here in Skagit County with a mission to inspire and empower environmental stewardship through transformative educational experiences in nature. The Institute uses education and hands-on experiences out in the natural world to connect people to this special place — believing that connection leads to care, and caring for a place leads to actions to protect and restore them. Learn more, find a class or tour, sign up for their monthly e-newsletter, and more at www.ncascades.org.