Yellow bull kelp in green water


rain garden
January 14, 2022 Get Help with Stormwater
Do you have too much rainwater now and too little in the summer? Free assistance is available to help you manage excess water in the
Sound Waters University 202 flyer
January 7, 2022 Whidbey Weekly cover article
Did you see the cover of this week’s (Jan 6, 2022) Whidbey Weekly – plus the full page article about Sound Water Stewards’ signature event! Find it
photo of trumpeter swans
December 21, 2021 Naturalist (2021-12)
By this time every year, thousands of Snow Geese, Trumpeter Swans and Tundra Swans have found their way to the fertile fields, estuaries and tide
chart from project drawdown of solutions
December 20, 2021 Stewardship: Project Drawdown Offers Solutions
According to Drawdown Solutions (the research arm of Project Drawdown) individual and household changes can have a 25-30% impact on dangerous greenhouse gases. The massive 
December 16, 2021 Barbara Brock Awarded Hometown Hero
On December 2, County Commissioner Janet St Clair awarded a Hometown Hero Certificate of Appreciation to longtime SWS Member Barbara Brock, SWS Class of 2002, for her
Jan Holmes
December 13, 2021 Nominate Now for Coastal Volunteer of the Year
Island County MRC seeks nominations by 12/31/2021 for the Jan Holmes Coastal Volunteer of the Year Award to be handed out at Sound Waters University on
December 8, 2021 Happy Holidays
From Camano SWS and Greyson the orca at Freedom Park on Camano Island.
storm surge big waves at cama
December 2, 2021 Nov 15 Storm Surge at Cama
The Nov 15, 2021 extreme high winds coincided with a moderately high tide. Wind waves and storm surge swamped many neighborhoods on Camano and Whidbey Islands as
two douglass squirrels
November 23, 2021 Naturalist (2021-11)
For a few weeks this summer the shore pine in the corner of my yard was the site of a war. The warring factions: a
bent tree
October 22, 2021 Naturalist (2021-10)
The first thing I notice on this warm August day is the breeze moving through the canopy way above me. Down on the forest floor,
Single-use plastic bag ban news story graphic
September 23, 2021 Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban
Delayed due to Covid, now starting October 1, state law prohibits single-use plastic carryout bags in all retail and grocery stores, restaurants, takeout establishments, festivals, and
Dan Pederson, writer
August 30, 2021 In Memoriam: Dan Pederson
Well known Langley author, blogger and photographer, and friend of Sound Water Stewards / WSU Beach Watchers, Dan Pedersen passed away at the end
mussels-large array
August 30, 2021 Mussel Bagging
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) conducts a monitoring study of toxins released into Puget Sound from stormwater runoff and industrial/municipal releases.
Pigeon Guillemot birds flying
August 23, 2021 Stewards Needed & Appreciated for Feb 5-6, 2022
Join the Sound Waters University (SWU) Committee and wow the Pacific Northwest region with Sound Waters University 2022! 

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