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Discover Iverson Spit Preserve

July 8, 2023 @ 11:00 am 2:00 pm

Find Aug 10 Discover Camano Island State Park HERE

Attention – Important Notice – Please Follow these Rules

  • DRIVE SLOWLY on Iverson Rd < 25 mph
  • WATCH OUT for pedestrians, especially when you drive down the hill from Boe Rd above
  • PARK in designated parking lot at end of Iverson Rd
  • STAY OUT of private property adjacent to the Preserve
  • LEARN to be good stewards of the Preserve

YOU are invited to a FREE, FUN, Family-Friendly Event at Iverson Spit Preserve, 3 Iverson Rd (see map below), on Camano Island, one of the few Camano parks with a sandy beach. Sound Water Stewards present multiple interactive displays from 11 am to 2 pm. Come see what nature has to share … beach, sand, driftwood, forest, trails and more.

  • Discover what makes the holes in the sand.
  • Learn about native and invasive species (plants, hornets, crabs).
  • Participate in a beach litter pickup.
  • Learn to identify and report invasive green crab molts using MyCoast App on a cell phone.
  • Learn about the birds found at this site.
  • Be prepared: know the tides and weather forecast for the day.
  • How to catch more (Dungeness) crab.
  • Wander the trails, including the Hobbit Trail
  • Learn about the creation of Iverson Spit Preserve as a waterfront park owned by Island County.
  • Play the Poop Toss game.
  • Receive a hand lens, Junior Steward booklet and beach etiquette bookmark. Everyone can play a role in stewardship.

Sound Water Stewards present “Discover Iverson Spit Waterfront Preserve” with interactive displays at Island County’s park known as Iverson Preserve on Camano Island, one of the Camano few parks with a sandy beach. The event showcases what nature has to share: sand shrimp, clams, driftwood, native plants, Madrone trees, eagles and more. Participants can discover what makes the holes in the sand, learn about native and invasive species, participate in a beach litter pickup, or learn to identify and report invasive green crab molts. Come explore Iverson beach and trails.

Download, print and share this PDF. Hosted by nature, presented by Sound Water Stewards.

Discover Iverson Spit poster July 8 2023

The water you see in the photo below is Port Susan (bay). Fresh water comes in from the Stillaguamish River and flows out to Puget Sound and then the Pacific Ocean around the south end of Camano Island.

Read the Port Susan Owner’s Manual which is designed for everyone who lives near or visits Port Susan waters. 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. We must work together to Keep Port Susan Healthy.

2022-07-14 Mount Baker view from Iverson Spit Preserve
kee port susan waters healthy
beach litter pickup at iverson spit preserve

YOU can do a beach cleanup every time you go to a beach!

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