Huge Thank you to You!

The donated materials have made a positive impact on the community already!

Did you know we have had a few successful marine-focused tabling events this year? Our marine activities and outreach continue to improve thanks to you!

Linda Gipson
 donated an Educational Cart to put all of our programming and tabling items into and additional watercolors! For Outdoor Discovery Day we were able to transport many of our items back and forth, including the 2 5-gallon ice cream containers donated by Lopez Island Creamery

Nancy donated easy-to-clean marine-themed watercolor stencils which were a huge hit at Outdoor Discovery Day! 

Cynthia and her husband donated watercolor paper to allow for these programs to be offered!

We hosted a marine-theme pop-up tabling session at the Langley Marina this summer and Nancy, and Will were able to stay at the picnic tables to engage and talk to the marina guests coming and going. Joe was able to provide an abundance of sea stars for families and friends to get a closer look at. Nancy was able to take some great photos capturing the event. We utilized our new Whidbey Plankton tow net and accidentally caught a manacled sculpin! We put our plankton samples under the microscope thanks to the generous lender of plankton slide by Kelly Zupic, and Alan Verde! We engaged with about 27 people in about 3 hours with NO advertisement!

We love Sound Water Stewards and we would be here everytime for a pop-up marine theme tabling event!

Family at Langley Marina

For Outdoor Discovery Day, Sound Water Stewards co-hosted this event with WA State Parks, and we had 9 volunteers!

Thank you to our nine volunteers and staff who made the Fort Casey Outdoor Discovery Day a success: Cindy, Gretchen, Jonas, Judy, Steve, Barb, Dave, Mickie, Karen, and Tabitha. They provided art and science to youth through watercolor creation stations, talked about local marine species found in our waters, and invited the public to get involved and take a community science virtual training to learn about the threat of Invasive European Green Crabs. Over 270 people visited our stations throughout the day and 210 people were served ice cream cones donated by Lopez Island Creamery. Your Service hours count toward the fulfillment of SWS’s 430 volunteer hour agreement with the state parks for 2023. 

Nancy Neudecker

Our volunteers had to convert two tables to assist all of the kids interested in watercolor till the very end of the day!

If you would like to donate items for our programs we would greatly appreciate:

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