Subject: SWS Newsletter - January 2018

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Sound Water Stewards
 Beach Log

January 2018

We are trained volunteers working in and around Island County for a healthy, sustainable Puget Sound environment through education, community outreach, stewardship, and citizen science.
Happy New Year - Get outside and get your feet wet!

Learn more about YOUR island – check out Sound Water Stewards events and volunteer opportunities for 2018! [ read more ]

Sound Waters University 2018 Registration is closed!

Due to an overwhelming registration response this year, we have had to close registration a week earlier than planned (Jan 17th vs Jan 24th).  NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. [ learn more ]

Take a minute to read a great article about Sound Waters University written by Evan Thompson in the South Whidbey Record. [ read more ]

We are accepting applications for the 2018 Volunteer Training Class

Do you want to learn more about your local environment and how to protect it? We are now taking applications for the 2018 SWS Training Class! We provide new volunteers with 100 hours of quality environmental education. Our volunteers help make a difference in our community through Education, Outreach, and Citizen Science. Apply today! [ read more ]
What are these?

There are always lots of interesting things to find and learn about on our Island County beaches.  A friend recently emailed a photo showing a cluster of white tube-shaped masses that had washed up and asked, “What are these?”
[ read more ]

Research Article Published

"A Framework to Analyze Citizen Science Data for Volunteers, Managers, and Scientists"

A research paper has been officially published featuring our Intertidal Bio-Monitoring data. Multiple SWS volunteers and scientists have worked diligently to get this article published.  [ read more ]
Mussel Watch Program

Sound Water Stewards, in partnership with the Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife, prepped and bagged over 9000 Blue mussels for the Mussel Watch Program! These mussels will then be placed in 95 sites all over the Puget Sound Region to allow scientists to discover what nearshore toxins are present in our local waters. If you are interested in the study results from previous years click [ read more ]

Save the Date - All

4th Wednesday on Camano
Comelearn about various topics relating to your local environment.
    For more information check the [ calendar ] for future events!

Sound Waters University - Registration closed!
    Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
    Keynote "The Salish Sea - A Sense of Place" by Florian Graner
[ read more ]

Mysteries of the Sea - Camano Island Library
    Saturday, March 17th, 2018 1:00pm-3pm [ calendar ]

Applications to Join 2018 SWS Volunteer Class
     Due February 28th [ read more ]

Save the Date - SWS Members

Camano Monthly Meeting
     1st Mondays 9:30am-12pm  [ calendar ]

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Sound Water Stewards of Island County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and is partially supported by contributions and grants from Lighthouse Environmental Programs and Puget Sound Energy.  Thank you to all our supporters.
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