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SWS Summer Picnic

July 24 @ 12:00 pm 3:00 pm

Following Sound Water Stewards (SWS) tradition of an annual potluck summer picnic, the 2022 Summer Picnic is hosted by Whidbey. Spouses and families are welcome to attend!  Bring some games, and bring layers to wear as it can be either Sunny, and or breezy!

Location: Deception Pass West Beach Shelter (Directions in Getting to the Water’s Edge Guide site #1).  A WASHINGTON  STATE DISCOVER  PASS is necessary to park. You can purchase an annual pass here for $35 or a $10 day pass at the park.

RSVP optional located at the bottom. *New feature to try out! You can still show up the day of!

Directions to Deception Pass State Park, West Beach Shelter:

  • Turn into the Park at the Main Entrance with the stoplight.
  • As the graphic shows, proceed North and then West along Cranberry Lake towards West Beach.
  • The road delivers you to the huge parking lot adjacent to salt water. 
  • Access to the West Beach Shelter is from the South end of the parking lot where you may drop off people & supplies for the short walk [200+ feet] on the service road to the Shelter.
  • For anyone disabled, you can drive the service road & drop off at the Shelter, and then park back in the main lot. 

Remember to hang up your Discover Pass.

At the Shelter, don your name tag/lanyard, head inside to sign-in, & drop off your potluck dish.

Map below.

Map of West Beach Shelter at Deception Pass State Park

Potluck: Please bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share! *Plus serving utensils :). We will supply mussels provided by Penn Cove Shellfish and prepared by our Sound Water Steward chefs. Barbecued brats and veggie burgers will also be supplied.

Penn Cove Shellfish provides mussels to us because we collect for them hundreds of wayward mussel disks. SWS members collect on local beaches. If you have any of these disks, please bring them to the picnic so we may collect them for next year’s picnic!  SWS member Vance Wilsey is the volunteer lead for collecting mussel disks from members during the year and returning them to Penn Cove Shellfish.

What to bring?

  • Your Discover Pass   
  • A potluck appetizer, side dish or dessert to share AND serving utensil
    • Note: power outlets are available inside the shelter.
  • BYOD- Bring your own dishes, mussel bowl, utensils and drinking vessels including mug for coffee/tea. 
    • Note: we will ask for a donation if you do not bring your own dishware
  • BYOB – your favorite beverage, & pack out your recyclables. 
  • lawn chairs (lots of picnic tables are available also), sun umbrellas, and your lawn games – let’s play!
  • Your Sound Water Steward (sws) name tag/lanyard
  • Layers & sunblock – this area can be cool and breezy, so bring your layers, AND/OR sunny, so bring your hat, shades, sunscreen.

Who to contact day of the event:

Nicole Luce, ilndgals@whidbey.com, Mobile Phone (234) 222-0766

and/or Tabitha Jacobs-Mangiafico Mobile Phone (860) 367-6286

*Note there may be limited service. Please check back here for any updates.

Volunteers: Whidbey Steering Committee seeks volunteers for future events. Please email Sue Salveson at sue.salveson@gmail.com if you would like to help with social events or member meetings.

Printable Map & Details

July24 SWS picnic
Free