SWS Monthly Meeting
October 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker at 10:30 am: Jay Adams on Nocturnal Moths of Lindsay
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.
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
- Board Report
- Executive Director Report – including Nov 15 Annual Meeting details
- Community Science Updates & Needs
- Education Updates & Needs
- Volunteer Education Training (VET)
- Sound Waters University (SWU)
- Stewardship Updates & Needs
- Other Announcements – Joan – SCGive on Nov 29 – 100% of your donation goes to SWS when you give through this platform
- Dec 8 – Whidbey Holiday Party
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
- Oct 12 Marine Birds Field Trip at Kukutali Preserve at Swinomish – space available
- Oct 17-Port Susan Preserve (with iNaturalist Practice) & Oct 18-Leque North field trips are open to all members – for Leque North, you must part at St Aidens Church on 532 and carpool to the site. IF it has been raining, site will be muddy. Space is available for this trip.
- Oct 22 Harvest Fest at Cama Beach – we need volunteers, especially 12 to 4 pm – let Joan or Scott Chase know right away if you can help
- Tree Watering – your help continues to be needed – once a week, water our new 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
- Dec 3, 10, 17 (Saturdays) – Winterfest at Cama Beach – Stewards needed, details TBA
- Camano 101 in 2023 – would someone from SWS be co-lead with Kristin Vannoy of WSU Extension?
- New “Events” Committee to 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 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 interested.
- Camano Holiday Party? Friday, Dec. 2? What do Camano members want? Who wants to be on the team to create the party?