4th Wednesday Evening Seminar Series

Sound Water Stewards are proud to present our monthly ‘4th Wednesday’ seminar series on Camano Island.

All talks begin at 7pm at the Camano Library (at Terry’s Corner).

Scheduled 2017 Talks

  • July 26 “Making a Mark: Photo-ID of Harbor Porpoises in the Salish Sea”.  Presented by Dr. Cindy Elliser (Pacific Mammal Research).  The harbor porpoise is one of the most abundant species in the Salish Sea, yet little is understood about them. Shy and often evasive, they have been traditionally difficult to study, and often overshadowed by other more accessible marine species. However they are an important species in the Salish Sea ecosystem, especially after their recent ‘comeback’ to Puget Sound and the Salish Sea areas.


  • June 28 ”Southern Resident Orcas – An Icon in Danger” presented by Cindy Hansen (Orca Network)
  • May 25   “Pigeon Guillemots – The Adorable Seabird with Bright Red Feet”     Presented by Govinda Rosling, a Whidbey Island wildlife photographer active in the Guillemot Research Group, and Ann Casey, a retired educator active in both the Whidbey Audubon Society and the Guillemot Research Group.
  • April 22 –  “Climate Change-Local Impacts” presented by Tamara Neuffer, Stillaguamish Tribe Natural Resources Outreach/Education Coordinator
  • March 22 – talk will be by Taylor Shellfish.
  • February 22 – talk will be on work being done at Leque Island.
  • January 25 – “Estuaries in the Skagit River Delta — a Bird’s Eye View” – by Leah Rensel.