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Marine Education Pop-Up

August 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Find SWS at the Beach and Explore! This week at Camano Island State Park (near the boat launch).
2269 Lowell Point Road, Camano Island

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.

Enjoy and learn from short educational activities designed to strengthen appreciation for nature. Use your curiosity to carefully observe the marine environment.

Sunset at Camano Island State Park
Sunset at Camano Island State Park

Every Thursday for Summer 2022, retired State Parks Interpreter Tina Dinzl-Pederson, SWS Class of 2016, assisted by Sound Water Stewards’ members, sets up a pop-up educational booth at an Island County Park on Camano or Landing Park in Stanwood offering beach visitors an opportunity to learn about the local marine ecosystem with Sound Water Stewards.

Pop-ups occur on THURSDAYS, 10 am to 3 pm, site varies.

Local families live next to the amazing saltwater bay named Port Susan and the Stillaguamish River. This ecosystem provides food for salmon, grey whales, and much more. SWS pop-up booth sparks curiosity and strengthens a connection to marine and shoreline ecosystems. We provide education to support visitors’ voluntary actions to contribute to a healthy marine environment and offer ways to explore, enjoy, and learn while causing no harm. We believe that people will take care of what they know and love.

Stewards: Sign Up Here to help!

Tina, pop-up, Barnum Point
Tina Dinzl-Pederson at SWS Pop-Up at Barnum Point in June 2022
Look for the Blue and Yellow SWS Vest