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American Pikas: The Cute but Fierce Dwellers of the North Cascades

The American Pikas are arguably one of the cutest (if not the cutest) mammals in Washington. These cuddly looking creatures are closely related to rabbits and can be found in the mountains of western North America living in the boulder fields and talus near the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Despite… [ Keep reading ]

Five Reason to Visit Skagit Tours

North Cascades Highway has opened for the season—summer is on the horizon! The North Cascades Highway is packed with adventures including lowland fishing, more than 300 glaciers, and the one and only Skagit Tours, featuring the Skagit Hydroelectric Project owned by Seattle City Light. Just a couple hours from Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

City Light staff share knowledge with youth

City Light staff recently got to share information about climate change and career options in the hydroelectric industry, as part of an ongoing effort to encourage interest in science, the trades and environmental issues.

Skagit Hydroelectric Project Generates $500,000 a Year for Local Economy

Seattle City Light’s Skagit Hydroelectric Project and the recreational opportunities created by the utility in support of those operations contribute at least $500,000 annually to the economies in Skagit and Whatcom Counties.

North Cascades National Park Facilities Ready for Spring and Summer Visitors

With the Washington State Department of Transportation hard at work reopening the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20), North Cascades National Park Complex is ready to welcome you.

Skagit Tours Now Taking Reservations for Summer

The always popular Skagit Tours at Seattle City Light’s Skagit Hydroelectric project return this summer. The news is being greeted with enthusiastic response from the public.

Skagit Tours Returning This Summer

Skagit Tours return this summer after a one-year hiatus with enhanced educational opportunities and a new dining component.