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Letterbox Trail Program Makes Learning Fun

Burlington -- The Port of Skagit is participating in the 2011 Skagit Watershed Letterbox Trail program, sponsored by the Skagit Conservation Education Alliance.

The 2011 Skagit Watershed Letterbox Trail starts Friday, June 24, and runs through the summer. Local conservation organizations have partnered to hide letterboxes all along the Skagit River Watershed, from the North Cascades National Park in the east to Washington Park in the west. One letterbox will be located on Port property along the Port of Skagit Nature Trails.

Letterboxing is a great way to explore Skagit County’s natural wonders while learning how to protect the watershed. Each box contains fun educational materials about the watershed, along with a notebook and ink-stamp for trading stamps or stickers. Clues as to their locations will be available at local public libraries and other locations on June 24 and will be published on-line at www.skagitwater.org. Go to www.skagitwater.org for more information about letterboxing. Then bring your journal and stamp and come join the trail!

If you are a reporter seeking information about the Port of Skagit, please call Andrew Entrikin, community outreach administrator, at 360-757-0011 or email andrew@portofskagit.com