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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

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.


8-8-2022 Sea Star Monitoring Presentation October 4, 2022
Report what you see:  Russ and Michael strongly
Individual Actions to Reduce Carbon Emissions October 4, 2022
The four actions that would have the greatest impact on an individual’s greenhouse gas emissions: eating a plant-based diet,

Events Calendar

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WCLT Work Party
October 8, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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 Our Earth, Our Home speaker series
October 8, 11:00 am – 1:00 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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