Sound Water Stewards of Island County, WA
Working for a healthy, sustainable Salish Sea marine environment
Because SWS is a member of the Camano Chamber of Commerce, we are invited to attend their monthly meetings. The meeting on May 18 is of particular interest as it focuses on “Transformational Travel and Regenerative Tourism.” The meeting is 11:30 to 1 with lunch included at Kristoferson Farm. RSVP is required by May 11.
Speaker Sherrye Wyatt how Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism is working with the Transformational Travel Council to harness tourism’s power to be a force for good. Our islands are the first destination in the state to fully embrace Regenerative Tourism, having completed the Destination Regeneration and Transformational Travel Design programs. Learn how community members may help co-create a new Destination Regeneration Plan to develop richer visitor experiences, as well as preserve and promote the islands for residents, for generations to come.
In regenerative tourism, travelers seek to add value to the local community where they arrive — for example, visitors might decide to join a beach cleanup, litter pickup, or forest walk that includes removing invasive weeds…