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Education

Check out our media gallery, get tools, resources, data and more

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Science

Use our interactive map to see citizen science projects in action across Island County

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Stewardship

Learn how we’re working for a healthy, sustainable Puget Sound environment

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Sound Waters University 2022

Save the Date February 5, 2022!
A journey of discovery about our beautiful natural world and the Salish Sea. Find out more.

Become a Volunteer

We are now accepting applications for the Class of 2022. Watch the video to learn more about training to become a member.


Vision

A healthy marine environment as defined by diverse natural ecosystems and sustainable human communities.

Mission

Trained volunteers working in and around Island County for a healthy, sustainable marine environment through education, science, and stewardship.

News

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What’s the Buzz? (SWU!) January 22, 2022
Sound Waters University | Hope in Action | Feb 5 | 8:30 am to 3:15 pm Two Keynotes Lynda V. Mapes, lead environmental reporter
Opossum
The Good. The Bad. The Ugly. January 22, 2022
Consider this. The opossum (Didelphis virginiana) eats approximately 5,000 ticks a season, helping to save humans and their pets from Lyme

Events

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Publication Date for SWS Newsletter
January 23, 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sound Toxins Annual Training
January 25, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sound Toxins Annual Meeting
January 26, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Getting to the Water’s Edge

A field guide to shoreline access and facilities, parks, marine life, stewardship, and natural history of Island County, Washington.

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Help Drive Support
for SWS

When you buy this license plate for $28, proceeds benefit SWS and other environmental programs in Island County.

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Sound Waters
University

Choose from a wide variety of informative classes, from climate change to birds, whales, coastal geology and so much more.

Our Work by the Numbers

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198

Active Volunteers

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23

Active Projects

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17

Species Monitored

Thank you to our Sponsors/Grantors