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The Friends of Skagit Beaches has premiered the first of four new short documentaries about cleaning up Fidalgo Bay.

The first film, titled Anacortes Baywide Cleanup - Restoring Shorelines, Hatibat and a Community, has been well-received here, according to Betty Carteret, a leader with Friends of Skagit Beaches, anc co-producer of the 10-minute production.

The film was co-produced by Western Washington Univ. journalism graduate Ryan Hasert.

The film explores the history of area mills that contributed to a legacy of shoreline contamination along the shorelines and marine waters of Fidalgo Island. The film also shows the process of cleaning the contaminated sites and its importance to the community and wildlife that make their home in Anacortes.

The second new documentary will premier on Friday, Oct. 24, as a lead-in to a free showing of "Bag It - Is Your Life Too Plastic?" at the Norhtwest Educational Service District building near Seafarers' Park.

Get more information at the Friends of Skagit Beaches Web site.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times