Padilla Bay Foundation recently held Brunch at the Bay 2022 at the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve on a beautiful PNW summer day in August. The over 100 attendees enjoyed fresh grilled oysters and other locally sourced foods, while overlooking the Bay, connecting with friends old and new, listening to great jazz and touring the aquarium and gift shop in the Breazeale Interpretive Center. 

The event raised funds toward a backup/emergency power supply system to protect the aquarium creatures. We celebrated the completion of the touch pool and recognized the contributions of Paul Dinnel, serving on the PBF Board for over 30 years. PBF wishes to thank our generous sponsors: The Port of Skagit, Skagit Soils Inc., Terramar Brewing and The Drain Doctor. We also thank Fidalgo Coffee, Schuh Farms, Indulge Bakery and Whidbey Island Bagels Mount Vernon; they provided in-kind support. We would not have been able to pull off this fabulous event without the efforts of the PBF Board, the Padilla Bay Reserve staff and all of our wonderful volunteers including those from Naval Station Whidbey Island and Banner Bank. 

On behalf of the Padilla Bay Foundation Board, we thank our generous volunteers, sponsors and donors and look forward to celebrating at Brunch at the Bay 2023. 

Mary Mae Hardt 
Padilla Bay Foundation