Island County Beach Watchers
Education, Research, Stewardship
We hope you share our passion for these beautiful islands and will join us to understand, value, and protect Island County's priceless marine environment.
We are proud of having founded the Beach Watcher's program in 1989. Since then more than 300 Island County volunteers have completed Beach Watcher training.
Every year we give back more than 18,000 hours of volunteer service - collecting data on marine plants and animals, measuring shore topography, evaluating water quality, talking with the public, conducting tours and classes, and doing hands-on work such as removing invasive weeds from fragile estuaries.
2014 WSU ISLAND COUNTY BEACH WATCHERS TRAINING
SEND YOUR APPLICATION NOW!
DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS IS FEBRUARY 27
Link here for the application
Jan Holmes Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year Award Winner
WSU Island County Beach Watcher since 2005
More than 500 gathered at Sound Waters 2014 on February 2
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We continually work to improve, maintain and protect a thriving Puget Sound ecosystem through education, community outreach, stewardship, and research.
Our standards are high. Our programs are creative, educational and diverse, allowing every volunteer to find a perfect niche for their interests and talents.
We are administered by the Washington State University (WSU) Island County Extension Program and are headquartered at Admiralty Head Lighthouse, Fort Casey State Park, on Whidbey Island.
Want to learn more?
Check out our website
read the Beach Log Newsletter
WSU Island County Beach Watchers is proud to partner with environmental organizations across Whidbey Island to explore, learn about and celebrate the nearshore ecosystems of the Salish Sea.
Join the fun! Learn about the marine environment of Island County!
Get involved! Make a difference!