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Check out our media gallery, get tools, resources, data and more

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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


Invasive Green Crab Molt Search

Attend the June 12 online training to learn about how YOU can participate in identifying and reporting invasive crab molts when you walk the beaches of Puget Sound and the Salish Sea.

Know Your Weeds

You are invited to a free public workshop on Friday, June 23 at Greenbank Farm to learn about Poison Hemlock, how to identify and how to remove it safely, led by Seth Luginbill, Island County Noxious Weed Control Coordinator.

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Penn Cove Orca Captures and Lessons Learned Since

Produced by Sound Water Stewards, the Orca Network and filmmaking students of Oak Harbor High School.


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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Kayaking with Safety June 2, 2023
The Camano Bull Kelp Team has collected several great resources that address kayak safety for data collection projects that are
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Garry Oak Savannah Restoration-want to help? May 30, 2023
Volunteer, with your hands, outdoors, with a friend. YOU will make a VISIBLE difference!
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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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Seaweed, seagrasses, Invertebrates

Use the EZ-ID Guide to identify marine species – including sponges, anemones, crustaceans and nudibranchs.

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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