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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

Give Big 2022 for Sound Water Stewards

Be a champion for the marine environment. Donate to support stewardship, education, and science. We’re able to do what we do because of donors like you, thank you!

Be a Champion for Sound Water Stewards

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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

Round Up at Camano Ace-MAY May 10, 2022
Ace Hardware at Camano Plaza is rounding up for Sound Water Stewards during the month of MAY 2022. When you round
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SWS Summer Picnic May 9, 2022
Following SWS tradition of alternating islands annually, the 2022 Summer Picnic is hosted by Whidbey. Spouses and families welcome to attend!
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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.

Washington State Lighthouse License Plate
Help Drive Support
for SWS

When you buy this license plate, $28 of your fee benefits 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

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