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

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

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


RoundUp for SWS at Camano Ace Hardware

Throughout the month of September, when you make a purchase at Ace Hardware at Camano Plaza, you can round up to the nearest dollar and your change is directed into a donation to Sound Water Stewards.

RoundUp donations help fund all of Sound Water Stewards important programs!

While you are there, tell the cashiers you are a member, let them tell you what they know about SWS and, in turn, share your experience of Sound Water Stewards.

September 30 is Camano 101


You are invited to a free public event at Camano Center. It is a resource fair focused on what makes living on Camano Island different than living in town: septic systems, groundwater from your own well, emergency preparedness for when separated from the mainland, ways to be involved in local organizations working for environmental stewardship — including Sound Water Stewards!


SWS is Hiring!

Please apply by October 14

Due to the upcoming retirement of the current Camano Coordinator, we seek new talent, skills, and energy to continue leading Stewards in the Camano area.


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


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


Beach Log Fall 2023 September 23, 2023
See SWS latest newsletter here:
Climate Week is Sep 17-24 September 19, 2023
Sea Level Rise – A Serious Concern – Watch this Lecture THIS WEEK, Dr. Miller is participating in Climate Week NYC. He

Events Calendar

We Are Hiring – Apply by Oct 14
September 20, 8:00 am – October 14, 5:00 pm
Round Up for SWS at Camano Ace Hardware
September 25, 8:00 am – September 30, 7:00 pm
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Beach Cleanup-Whidbey
September 26, 10:00 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.

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.

Osmundia Seaweed
Seaweed, seagrasses, Invertebrates

Use the EZ-ID Guide to identify marine species – including sponges, anemones, crustaceans and nudibranchs.

Our Work by the Numbers

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Active Volunteers

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Active Projects

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Species Monitored

Thank you to our Sponsors/Grantors