Thank you!

A huge thank you to those who sponsored, donated, or attended the 2018 Annual Benefit Event! We had another fun and successful celebration with $65,000 raised for youth forest education programs that year after year continue to have a positive impact within our community. Thank you to all who support this mission and legacy.

Little Cranberry Fire

Little Cranberry Fire

As most of you know, there was a forest fire in the Little Cranberry Lake Area of the ACFL that began on August 25th. City staff and first responders supported DNR fire crews as they worked for days to contain the fire to 17.6 acres. The cause is still unknown, though suspected to be human related. It began close to the old copper mine, also know as The Bat Cave. Trail #122 remains closed at this time.

Friends of the Forest featured in GoSkagit

ANACORTES — The city of Anacortes, which was built around the maritime, timber and fishing industries, today boasts a large area of preserved forests.

The Anacortes Community Forest Lands are a treasured playground for hikers and mountain bikers, a haven for naturalists and a tool for educators.

This year a group instrumental in preserving these lands is reflecting on its 30 years of existence.

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