Subject: SWS Newsletter - June 2018

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Sound Water Stewards
 Beach Log

June 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.
Executive Director Report

Summer is around the corner and we are already full tilt with activities and projects. You will get a chance to read about the efforts on both islands with our intertidal bio-monitoring. The board, staff and citizen science committee had great conversations about this core program of Sound Water Stewards-what we’ve learned in the past two decades and how we will go forward with this effort. [ read more ]

Welcome to our New Camano Island Coordinator

Meet our new Camano Island Coordinator, Mikaela Montanari! She comes to us with a Master of Science in Natural Resources (emphasis in Conservation Social Science) and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science. Mikaela has previously worked for the Seattle Aquarium... [ read more ]
Volunteer Spotlight

Sammye Kempbell has been a dedicated and valued volunteer with Beach Watchers / Sound Water Stewards since 2003. Throughout the years she has been involved in almost every aspect of this program, and always with a smile. [ read more ]

Nature Discovery Days

Once again, Friends of Camano Island Parks (FOCIP) and Camano Island Sound Water Stewards (SWS) came together to host Second Grade Nature Discovery Days for three Stanwood School District schools.  [ read more ]
3 Days of Gray Whales

Thanks to a 4th Wednesday program on grey whales, I participated in an Orca Network sponsored event in San Ignacio Lagoon on the Pacific side of Baja, Mexico. 
Digging 4 Dinner

Thank you to Leigh Bloom for spearheading the D4D classes this year! If you are interested in joining one of our classes check out info for dates at our [ calendar ]

Learn more about clam digging in the recently published article in the South Whidbey Record [ read more ]

Camano Beach monitoring

This 2018 monitoring season Camano SWS volunteers will monitor 12 beaches, which are equally spaced around the island and representative of several marine habitats. In May we monitored four beaches. [ read more ]
Whidbey Beach monitoring

The Whidbey team monitored three beaches in May, starting with a special monitoring of Coupeville Beach on May 2.  Why special?  It was all done by beach monitoring leads who decided to prepare for this year’s monitoring season not just by planning for it, but by doing it! [ read more ]

Save the Date - All

4th Wednesday on Camano
    Come learn about various topics relating to your local environment.
    For more information check the [ calendar ] for future events.
Central Whidbey Junior Ranger Programs
    Check the [ calendar ] for the next program date.

Digging 4 Dinner - Learn to clam dig
    Learn to dig for clams the safe and sustainable way! [ calendar ]

Like us on Facebook to keep up with all our current activities!

Save the Date - SWS Members

Camano Monthly Meeting
     1st Mondays 9:30am-12pm  [ calendar ]
Coffee at Camano Island Coffee Roasters
     Monday, July 9th 10am [ calendar ]

Whidbey Monthly Meeting
     4th Mondays 10:00am-12pm  [ calendar ]
* Note July meeting is cancelled

SWS Picnic at DPSP
    Sunday, July 22nd 12:00pm  [ calendar ]
Recommended reading or listening

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.  Thank you to all our supporters.
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