HAZWOPER Training for Oiled Wildlife

A new format this winter: a combination of pre-recorded sessions and a live webinar. Register to receive the details: https://www.oilspills101.wa.gov/2021-oiled-wildlife-hazwoper-training-registration-open/On Nov 18, 2021 – You will receive a link to pre-recorded presentations on specific topics covered in the class.  You will be asked to view each session and take a short quiz prior to attending the live…

The Story of Springer the Orca

Almost 20 years ago a young killer whale named Springer brought the Northwest together. The young orca first spotted alongside ferries in Puget Sound turned out to be an orphaned Northern Resident killer whale hundreds of miles from home. The new book "Orca Rescue: the True Story of an Orphaned Orca Named Springer," describes how she was rescued,…

Live Music at Cama Center

Cama Beach State Park 1880 W Camano Dr, Camano Island, Washington

Join the Cama Beach Cama Center for an evening of live music and delicious food! As always, the South End String band promises fun antics and a toe-tapping good time. Hungry? You have the option of purchasing appetizers & drinks or sitting down for dinner provided by the Cama Beach Cafe. Please call (360) 387-3266 if you are interested in dinner reservations. 

Winterfest at Cama Beach State Park

Cama Beach State Park 1880 W Camano Dr, Camano Island, Washington

10 am to 3 pm: Inside and outside the boathouse (at the beach): Cama Beach Quilters “Quilts To Go” booth, Wreath and Swag making, Wooden toy boat building, Tree cookie ornaments craft, live bluegrass music

Beach Clean Up – Keystone Spit West (Entrance A), Whidbey

Sponsored by WSU Extension-Island County. Contact shannon.charnley@wsu.edu to RSVP by noon the Monday before the cleanup. Shannon can also arrange a Purple Card for you if you would like one. We have received confusing info from WSU about the start time so please contact them before you go to make sure you have the correct…


Publication Date for SWS Newsletter

SWS monthly e-newsletter, Sound Waves, is published in Feb, Mar, May, June, Aug, Sep, Nov, Dec focusing on connecting Stewards with volunteer opportunities and organizational events. SWS quarterly e-newsletter, Beach Log, is published in January, April, July and October and features articles that showcase SWS contributions to the greater community. Newsletters are published/distributed on or before the…

First Day Hikes

Join your local State Parks Interpreter for the First Hike of the Year in your local state park.

Turn your cut holiday tree into habitat

non-salted non-flavored) bagels or bread, dip in bird seed, and tie securely to the tree with string. You can add peanut butter and seeds to any pine cones you may have, as well, and tie those to the tree. These simple steps will provide shelter and food for the birds during the winter months ahead, while providing you hours of enjoyment in watching the various birds that enter your yard. If you have enough space, consider repurposing the tree for a brush pile, using the tree as a base and covering it with leaves, branches and twigs. This newly created habitat directly benefits wildlife during winter months by providing both food and protection from winter cold.


SWS Members Meeting

Second Monday each Month via Zoom – zoom link and agenda to be provided via email to Stewards.  The usual schedule is:10 am to 10:30: Organizational Announcements10:30 am: Speaker Presentation11:30 am: Breakout Rooms for Camano (definitely) and Whidbey (occasionally)