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Discover Iverson Spit Preserve

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

This will be a FUN Community Event at Iverson Spit Preserve

11 am to 2 pm at multiple stations in the preserve

(Stewardscontact Joan if you can help, helpers plan to arrive by 10 am for setup)

Discover what nature has to share … because, people are curious about the forests, beaches and creatures that surround us. 

The Salish Sea faces intense challenges. Human-caused pollution and over-use have degraded marine ecosystems. Port Susan, Skagit Bay, Stillaguamish River and Saratoga Passage are ecologically sensitive waters.

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Interconnections: This July 8 shoreline event will showcase the uniqueness of Iverson Spit Preserve habitats, species, and why they matter.

  1. Molt Search & Green Crab Survey
  2. Holes in the Sand – what are they? (with Franny Perez of Stillaguamish Tribe)
  3. Native Plants
  4. Invasive and/or Noxious Plants – example Scotch Broom – how to identify and tools you can borrow from Island County to aid in removal
  5. Driftwood Exploration
  6. Gunnels, sculpins, ghost shrimp, sand lance
  7. In the water: salmon, seals, sturgeon, gray whales, orcas
  8. Marine birds, Pigeon Guillemots
  9. Northern Giant Hornet
  10. Beach Clean-Up / Litter Pick Up
  11. The Problem with Plastics / Plastics Timeline
  12. more

We will teach sustainability actions and give out a hand lens to all participants to take a closer look, plus a Junior Steward booklet for youth. Everyone can play a role in stewardship.



July 8
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Camano Island State Park
2269 Lowell Point Road
Camano Island, Washington 98282 United States
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