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

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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!

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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.


Bluff on the Water
You Have at Least One of these Items to Make a Difference on the Beach. June 20, 2022
Sound Water Stewards teams up with Whidbey Weekly to write articles on Making a Difference. This June 16 – June 22, 2022 article
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Marine Ed Pop-Up Schedule June 16, 2022
One day each week, retired State Parks Interpreter Tina Dinzl-Pederson, assisted by Sound Water Stewards’ members, brings a highly portable

Events Calendar

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Stewards Needed for Low-Tide Beach Walk
June 29, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
PBS Kelp of Salish Sea
June 29, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marine Education Pop-Up
June 30, 10:00 am – 3:00 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.

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Sound Waters

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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Active Volunteers

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Active Projects

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Species Monitored

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