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SWS Monthly Meeting

October 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Speaker at 10:30 am: Jay Adams on Nocturnal Moths of Lindsay

Jay Adams

Public is welcome

Jay Adams will present an illustrated talk about the moths he has seen over the past 15 months or so at his home in Coupeville. Called “The Moths of Lindsay,” the presentation will document 250-and-counting local moth species, all of which fill an environmental niche largely unnoticed by many of us.

Jay, SWS Class of 2015, a former SWS vice-president, is known to many as a birder and birdwalk leader. He has led several field trips and spoken at Sound Waters University on the ecological consequences of artificial light at night. He is currently president of the Whidbey Camano Land Trust.

In the News – see the article about this meeting

Stewards: Log your hours as Continuing Education/Member Meeting

The whole meeting was recorded; Jay Adams presentation starts about 30 minutes into the recording.

Sound Water Stewards October Monthly Meeting featuring Jay Adams on Nocturnal Moths of Lindsay Street on Whidbey Island. Meeting facilitated by Scott Chase

Apple-Eermine-Moth photo by Jay Adams
Apple-Eermine-Moth photo by Jay Adams

See related presentation to the Skagit Audubon titled “Moths: Super Interesting Bird Food!” by David Droppers on YouTube.

Monthly Member Meeting Agenda

10:00 am – 10:30 am: Sound Water Stewards Business Meeting, Facilitator Scott Chase

First People’s Acknowledgement on this Indigenous People’s Day – Joan Schrammeck

  • Executive Director Report –
  • Community Science Updates & Needs
  • Education Updates & Needs
    • Orca Recovery Day and more – see bullets in Whidbey & Camano Agendas below
    • Oct 22 events – at Cama and at Fort Casey – see bullets in Whidbey & Camano Agendas below
  • Volunteer Education Training (VET) – Lee Badovinus
  • Sound Waters University (SWU) – Tabitha
  • Other Announcements
    • Joan – SCGive on Nov 29 – 100% of your donation goes to SWS when you give through this platform
    • In Memoriam: Sandra Dubpernell – Jill Hein
    • Dec 8 – Whidbey Holiday Party
    • Camano Holiday Party – date not set yet
    • Recording of August meeting at Cama with Rus Holmes and Michael Kyte on Sea Star Wasting Syndrome with ROV is now online thanks to the editing skills of Allie Hudec who merged video, audio and slides to make it work for those who couldn’t see the slides or video live that day
  • We will post today’s meeting recording late afternoon on 10/10

10:30 to 11:30 am: Guest Speaker Jay Adams, Class of 2015, on Nocturnal Moths – FREE and open to the public

  • Includes Audience Q&A using chat and/or raise hands

11:30 to noon: Breakout Rooms for Camano and Whidbey (see agendas below moth images)

Camano Agenda

Scott Chase, Facilitator


Volunteers Needed

  • Oct 22 Harvest Fest at Cama Beach – we need
    • volunteers, especially 12 to 4 pm – let Scott Chase know right away if you can help
    • craft stations – each need 1 to 2 people who have background checks done by state parks
      • costume decorating (t-shirts) or trick or treat bag decorating (canvas bags)
      • pumpkin painting
      • fall leaf bookmark/paper pumpkin making
      • hand out candy = Scott at beach house, Kathleen Chase at Cabin 28 – each could use a helper
    • setup: afternoon of 10/21, cleanup 4 to 5 on 10/22
    • Halloween candy donations – bring to the Welcome Center by 10/21
  • Dec 3, 10, 17 (Fridays, Saturdays) – Winterfest at Cama Beach – Stewards needed, details TBA, contact Meredith
  • Tree Watering – your help continues to be needed – once a week, water SWS seedlings at Freedom Park
  • Nov 29 – SCGive – Giving Tuesday – Stanwood Camano Campaign includes Sound Water Stewards – promo material will be forthcoming, ask everyone you know to support SWS on this one day of giving
  • State Parks Report – Jeff Wheeler if he is available
  • The next Camano 101 – would someone from SWS like to be on the planning team? (joining Kristine Vannoy of WSU Extension and others)
  • New “Events” Team to create and support all upcoming events including activities, events and booths at state parks, community education and outreach opportunities, pop-up booths, farmers market, Camano 101 and other events, booths at beaches during Great NW Glass Quest (Feb 17-25) and many more special event type opportunities – First meeting in late October or early November. We need all types of assistance: creative, special event logistics, behind-the-scenes, writing/designing, and out-front talking with all ages about ecosystem stewardship. Contact Joan if you’d like to participate.

Decision Needed

  • Camano Holiday Party? What do Camano members want? Who wants to be on the team to create the party?
  • Annual Meeting Nov 15 – potluck lunch after meeting?? (AM Refreshments by Steering Committee)

Whidbey Agenda in Breakout Room 1


  • *Annual meeting, 2 locations in person, on Whidbey at Cascadia Meadows 11/15 @ 10 am – Reminder to log hours by 10/15 to help prepare for the annual report 
  • *Holiday party on Whidbey December 8th at the Nordic Hall in Coupeville 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm- Sound Water Stewards members from both Islands plus partners/spouses welcome- PotluckMore details to come here: 

Volunteer opportunities

Open floor