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Beach Cleanup – Whidbey

Sponsored by WSU Extension-Island County, Sound Water Stewards are encouraged to signup and help. The public is invited and welcome to join. Tuesdays, 1 to 3 pmLocation varies, see the schedule at: https://extension.wsu.edu/island/nrs/beachlitter/ August 2022 Schedule: Tuesday, August 16 – Windjammer:  1-3Tuesday, August 23 – Keystone Spit East:  1-3Tuesday, August 30 – Ebeys Landing: 1-3Tuesday, September 6 – Joseph…

Digging In with Octopus: An Investigation in Burrows Bay

"Digging In with Octopus: An Investigation in Burrows Bay" Join research student Cheyne Springbett from Walla Walla University to learn all about his work on the burrowing behavior of a benthic octopus, Muusoctopus leioderma. Burrowing is when an animal will make a temporary shelter by digging into soft sediment, like sand or mud. These underwater tunnels…

Moths – Super Interesting Bird Food

By providing a landscape for moths, namely their caterpillars, you're setting the dinner plate for birds and their young. But the main course is intriguing in its own right! This presentation is for the beginning moth-er! What makes moths worthy of study? How many moths are there? How do moths do battle with their feathered predators? And how do I provide a landscape to stage such a show? We will introduce you to the world of moths and show you why they should matter to us. David Droppers has been teaching courses on topics from birds to butterflies to trees to microorganisms for college biology courses and non-profit environmental groups. He has put his expertise to work for the National Park Service, US Forest Service, University of Washington, and Woodland Park Zoo, among others. He loves sharing his passion for the natural world with others. His enthusiasm is said to be contagious! Presented by David Droppers to Camano Wildlife Habitat and the public via zoom.

Marine Education Pop-Up

Iverson Preserve offers numerous ways to learn about beaches, marine life, salt and freshwater species, birds, tides and estuaries. Explore driftwood and collect small or large pieces of plastic so that it will not harm marine creatures. Visit the SWS pop-up to learn more; every Thursday at a different beach.

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Weeding for Whales

Weeding for Whales! Cornet Bay Stewardship Events The Island County Marine Resources Committee and the NW Straits Foundation are hosting multiple  stewardship events to continue the great work at the Cornet Bay Restoration site. At Cornet Bay, on the northern tip of Whidbey Island, we worked with several partners to restore almost 1,000 feet of…

Outdoor Discovery Day

Do you like nature, boating, or exploring? Organizations from Whidbey Island and around the region will be at Fort Casey State Park to share their passion for nature. Kids will have the opportunity to stamp a passport and enter to win fun prizes. Join us in celebrating the outdoors! Event free with Discover Pass.

Swifts Night Out in Monroe

Celebrate the magnificent migration of Monroe’s official bird, the Vaux’s Swift Sponsored by Pilchuck Audubon, this special event features entertainment, speakers and booths, with the grand finale of the Vaux Swifts flying down the school chimney right at sundown. From 4pm until dusk, nature lovers, community groups, families, and anyone with an interest in the…

Whale Center Storytime

Come listen to a nature tale told by our incredible whale center staff member, Sage Maloch.  Sage brings stories alive with her teaching and librarian background.

Marine Education Pop-Up

Find out how bluffs feed the beach for a healthy habitat. Beaches and bluffs are a legacy of the region’s glacial history. Glaciers left behind: steep coastlines and coastal bluffs, complex shoreline and wave environment, mixed sand and gravel beaches. These influence the formation of spawning habitat, the buildup of large wood and organic debris, and maintenance of riparian forest.

Free Ride with a Guide Bus Tour to Cama Beach State Park

Free Ride with a Guide Bus Tour to Cama Beach State Park on Sat. Aug. 27. Participants can catch the 411C bus from Skagit Station in Mount Vernon at 10:40 or meet at Terry’s Corner at 11:40 to hop on the Route 1. Island Transit buses are all ADA accessible and fare free. We’ll play…

Marine Education Pop-Up

Learn about plants, animals, nature, history and what is unique in this park. Guided walk to the beach at 1pm, meet at the kiosk at the parking lot. This County Park and Triangle Cove provide lots of habitat for wildlife, salmon and other marine life. Join us on a walk where the forest meets the sea.

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Weeding for Whales

Weeding for Whales! Cornet Bay Stewardship Events The Island County Marine Resources Committee and the NW Straits Foundation are hosting multiple  stewardship events to continue the great work at the Cornet Bay Restoration site. At Cornet Bay, on the northern tip of Whidbey Island, we worked with several partners to restore almost 1,000 feet of…