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

Sound Water Stewards 2022 on the beach, monitoring, collecting data and working towards sustainability for the salish sea

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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.


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Finding Sea Stars August 12, 2022
At SWS August 8 Meeting, Russ Holmes and Michael Kyte encouraged all of us to report sea stars whenever we find
Camano Chamber News 8.11.22 August 12, 2022
SWS is a member of the Camano Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber sends a weekly e-news

Events Calendar

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WCLT Work Party
August 15, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Beach Cleanup – Whidbey
August 16, 1:00 pm – 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.

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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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