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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

Using Low Impact Development (LID) Methods January 18, 2022
By Scott Chase, Class of 2002, SWS Stewardship Committee, SWS Education Committee, SWS Board Member Low Impact Development (LID) refers to
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Get Help with Stormwater January 14, 2022
Do you have too much rainwater now and too little in the summer? Free assistance is available to help you

Events

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Climate Change Symposium
January 20, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Marine Weather Workshop in Port Townsend
January 22, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Landscaping for Wildlife
January 22, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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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 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