Reframing the Clean Water Imperative for Pacific Salmon Recovery

Learn more and sign up at A Speaker Series: Toxicology and SocietiesThe Impacts of Chemicals in Our Lives Brought to you in partnership withthe Institute of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistryand the WWU Alumni Association In western North America, many salmon and steelhead stocks remain at historically low abundances. For example, to date, none of…

Phytoplankton and Primary Production

Explore the role of nutrients in phytoplankton and primary production with insights from the research of Dr. Sophia Johannesen with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Dr. Maycira Costa with the University of Victoria that use sediment cores, satellites, and water column monitoring.

MRC Meeting

The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the Island County Marine Resources Committee. At this meeting, the Climate Change Resolution passed by the Board of Island County Commissioners will be discussed, led by Commissioner Melanie Bacon. See agenda. Minutes of the November Meeting. Meeting link: by phone: +1 253 215 8782Meeting ID: 827 0759…

Livingston Bay Restoration Feasibility Study webinar

Webinar will describe the findings of a restoration feasibility study conducted to restore tidal connectivity and tidal lagoon habitats to the 219-acre Livingston Bay project site managed by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust.

Leque Island-From Island to Tidal Marsh

Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center 27130 - 102nd Ave NW, Stanwood, Washington

Stanwood Area Historical Society presents Loren Brokaw and Lindsey Desmul of WDFW talking about the Leque Salmon Habitat Restoration Project.

Watershed Modeling

Smaller, technical discussions at the Zoom workshops in The Science of Puget Sound Water Quality series on: contact: MARIELLE LARSON (she/her)  /  (253) 254-7030 ext. 8006 About the Puget Sound Institute The University of Washington Puget Sound Institute provides analysis, research and communication to inform and connect the science of ecosystem protection. A program at the University of Washington TacomaLocated at…

Camano SWS Holiday Party

Cama Beach State Park 1880 W Camano Dr, Camano Island, Washington

SWS Members are celebrating the Holidays with a potluck dinner at Cama Center Great Hall on Wed Dec. 14 at 5:30 pm.

Hawks of the Skagit

Padilla Bay Interpretive Center 10441 Bayview Edison Road, Mount Vernon, Washington

Join Sue Cottrell for an in-person program introducing you to the 15 raptor species seen in Northwest Washington. Skagit County is one of the best places in the country to see raptors in the winter. Sue will help you learn the field marks and behaviors to look for when trying to identify these birds. Sue has studied birds of prey and guided outdoor trips for more than 30 years, including trapping and banding raptors as a volunteer of the Falcon Research Group, based in Bow, WA.

Zero Waste Study Group

The SWS Class of 2022 is initiating a Zero Waste Study Group open to all Sound Water Stewards, held by zoom. The initial focus will be Plastics, Packaging and Stewardship Approaches. Sego Jackson, Class of 2022, who recently retired as the Strategic Advisor for Waste Prevention and Product Stewardship for City of Seattle has agreed to serve as a resource and advisor to the group.

Sound Waters University

>> SAVE THE DATE for a one-day university for all << Details will be posted very soon - a whole day of LIVE virtual classes with concurrent sessions for you to pick and choose. PLUS: field trips to enhance the knowledge, to occur on 2/3 and 2/5 and possibly other dates.