Building Community Saving Our Sea

  • Have Fun While Learning About What Were Doing to Rehabilitate the Salish Sea
  • Connect With People Who Have the Same Values as You
  • Join Us For Our Fun Crab Feast Events
Young volunteer helping on the reefnet boat.
Past Reefnet Festival posters, 2005-2008 & 2022.

Reefnet Festival

Salish Center on Legoe Bay, Lummi Island

August 19, 2023

The Reefnet Festival will once again be an annual event. The next festival will be August 19, 2023.

We celebrated the opening of our new Salish Center* home on Legoe Bay, and the 60th Anniversary of the Whatcom Chief in 2022. Other festivities included:

  • Live MusicCountry Dave with his band, followed by Robert Sarazin Blake and his High, Wide, and Handsome 8 Piece Band
  • Live Circus Aerialist performing between gigs
  • Reefnet Salmon, Corn on the Cob, Paella, and Pike Place Chowder—(Local and fresh salmon and produce from Boxx Berry Farm and the Reefnet gears)
  • Beer and Wine Garden — Featuring Boundary Bay Reefnetter Ale
  • Fresh Reefnet Sockeye Salmon to purchase — Fraser River Sockeye, the fattest of any sockeye we have handled. If you could fill your freezer with only one salmon — THIS IS IT!!
  • Arts & Crafts — tarot card reading, jewelry
  • Booths — League of Women Voters, LICA, Kids’ Crafts and Activities
  • Boat Rides to the Reefnet Gears! — Outer Island Excursions, we’ll pick you up and drop off from the Salish Center beach
  • Lummi Tribal Blessings

*501 c(3) Nonprofit

May, 2022 Meet & Greet at the Bellden Cafe in Bellevue.

Meet & Greet

Date: TBA

Stay tuned to this page to learn about our next Meet & Greet. It will be a fun evening of food, discussion, friends, and information about the Salish Sea.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Salish Center's Chefs in Raingear brings local chefs and SC members together

Don’t Miss the Next Chefs In Raingear

This unique event brings chefs from diverse backgrounds together to fish, cook, and stay at Nettles Farm, giving the chefs hands-on knowledge of where and how the seafood they love is sourced, and then the opportunity to share their talents while preparing the food. These are chefs that value this resource and understand and support our cause. A few of our supporters get the opportunity to join this group. Stay informed and connected and we will let you know when the next Chefs In Raingear comes around.*

*As the fishing schedule is unique each season, we never know when Chefs in Raingear will be until the season approaches. Generally these events happen in August, September and October. We will send emails when we have dates pinned down.

Fresh crab dining on the beach is part of Salish Center's Crab Feast Events

Crab Feast on the Beach

Our legendary Dungeness Crab Feast on the Beach is an annual event. Dinner and festivities take place on the beach at our new home on Legoe Bay, Lummi Island. In addition to fabulous, fresh crab, there are other delicacies prepared with locally harvested ingredients by guest chefs, and treats like fresh oysters, and Prosecco.

Keep your eyes on this page for future announcements, or contact us for more information.

*These dinners are fundraising events and are tax deductible. Salish Center is a 501C3, non-profit organization.