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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

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People are curious about whales, salmon, plankton, sea stars, crabs, barnacles, eelgrass, birds of the Salish Sea. Donations support BEACH EVENTS to connect people with marine life.

Thank You! We reached our goal.

Become a Member

Watch the video to learn about training to become a member. Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page to be notified when we begin accepting applications for Annual Training 2023.

Sponsor Sound Waters University 2023

11 virtual presentations on one day – Feb 4 – plus field trips before or after. Sponsors gain visibility to showcase your support for the health of the Salish Sea, plus event tickets.

The 2023 theme is:

Resilience – from Old Growth Trees to the Life of the Salish Sea

Tickets go on sale soon.


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.


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Thank You Everyone! November 30, 2022
With your help, we exceeded our Camano SCGive goal! Look next year (2023) for the educational events on beaches that this
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Seeking Nominations for Jan Holmes Volunteer of the Year Award November 30, 2022
Nominations are due Dec. 31, 2022 for the Coastal Volunteer of the Year named after Jan Holmes

Events Calendar

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WWU Environmental Speaker Series
December 1, 4:30 am – 5:30 pm
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WSU Beach CleanUp
December 6, 9:00 am – 11:00 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, $28 of your fee benefits SWS and other environmental programs in Island County.

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Stanwood Camano Giving Tuesday

People are curious… on Nov 29, donate online at to support Sound Water Stewards’ shoreline events to people with local marine life.

Our Work by the Numbers

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Active Volunteers

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Active Projects

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Species Monitored

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