The abundant waters of the Skagit River Watershed have provided power for the city of Seattle. The three dams on the Skagit River - Gorge, Diablo and Ross - are inexorably linked to the cultural history of the Skagit Valley and the North Cascades and are rich with intertwined tales of visionaries, forces of nature and feats of engineering.
Join us for a behind-the-scenes look into the life of these monumental dams, the company town of Newhalem and the unique Skagit Hydroelectric Project run by Seattle City Light. This tour begins with a walking tour of Newhalem, a delicious home-cooked lunch at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, a Diablo Lake Boat Tour and the rare opportunity to tour the Gorge and Diablo Powerhouses!
These tours begin in Newhalem at 9 am and conclude at 3:30 pm. They will be offered June 21 and 22, September 20 September 21, October 4 and October 5.
FULL for 2013.