Skagit County and Washington State have made progress in the battle against COVID-19. Nearly every Washingtonian has now been impacted by the pandemic and we are beginning to see the positive results of increasing vaccinations. In recognition, we will begin offering field trips to members and friends with certain limits. Depending on the trip leader, we will limit the size of the field trip to 10 to 15 people including the leader. Participants that are fully vaccinated will be welcomed and requested to maintain 6 feet spacing at all times.
Carpooling will be discouraged and at the discretion of individual drivers. We encourage participants to follow good hygiene practices, especially when sharing binoculars or scopes.
The hiking group will begin a new season when the Governor moves the State to Phase IV of pandemic protocol. Joan Melcher, Hiking Chair, will provide more details at the appropriate time.