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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.

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COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

5,492 Confirmed Skagit Cases
373 Hospitalizations
79 Deaths
66,524 Fully Vaccinated
72,506 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

429,337 Confirmed Cases Statewide
26,498 Hospitalizations

6,089 Deaths Statewide
4,006,111 Fully Vaccinated
4,367,098 Initial Doses Given

Updated 10pm, July 26, 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