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Clustering around Anthropleura elegantissima or Aggregating Anemone, Fucus or Rockweed, Porifera/Porphyra or Laver, and more on Bush Point erratic.


The Salish Sea faces intense challenges from climate change to losses of endangered species. There is not a moment to waste!

SWS runs 14 community science projects, 8 education programs, and 7 stewardship actions involving more than 250 active Stewards – including YOU.

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When you support Sound Water Stewards financially, you are helping preserve Island County’s 196 miles of shoreline by keeping Stewards’ boots on the ground!


More Ways to Support SWS

Sound Water Stewards (SWS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations to SWS may be tax deductible; please consult your tax advisor. SWS Tax Identification Number is EIN 81-0781793.

Give a Gift to Honor Someone

Donations can be designated to honor someone special – a thank you, job well done, birthday, anniversary, retirement, or memorial. We acknowledge such gifts with a thank you card to the honoree or their family at your request. See the “Dedicate this Donation” heading and click on “yes, please” to open a box where you can add the name of the person you wish to honor.

Donate by Mail

If you prefer mail send your donation in by mailing a check payable to Sound Water Stewards.

Mail your check to:

Sound Water Stewards

2048 Breezy Point Road, Camano Island, WA 98282

Make an IRA Qualified Charitable Donation

Using an IRA to make a charitable donation can help lower a tax bill and help Sound Water Stewards.  Talk to your IRA custodian about how to make this happen.

Give the Gift of a SWU ticket to a Youth

When tickets for Sound Waters University become available, this gift ticket (aka scholarship ticket) will become available as an option.

Buy a Copy of Getting to the Water’s Edge

A field guide to shoreline access and facilities, parks, marine life, stewardship, and natural history of Island County, Washington. Buy it here.

Get a Lighthouse (WA) License Plate

Buy a WA Lighthouse license plate – The funds that Lighthouse Environmental Programs receives help fund grants to Sound Water Stewards and other environmental groups in Island County.

Double Your Gift with Corporate Matching

Does your company match gifts that their employees or retirees make to tax-exempt organizations such as Sound Water Stewards.  Ask your human resources or corporate contributions department for a matching gift form and instructions.  Companies that will match gifts include Boeing, Microsoft, Safeco, Home Depot, U.S. Bankcorp, US West, Wells Fargo, and hundreds of others.  Email us if you need any additional documentation.

Wills, Real Estate, Stocks and Other Assets

Bequests to Sound Water Stewards of Island County help us plan for the future.  We can also accept appreciated assets and real estate if you choose to give in that manner.  Please have your attorney or financial advisor contact us for further information. 
Contact Paul Belanger, Board President