Yellow bull kelp in green water


January 22, 2022
Consider this. The opossum (Didelphis virginiana) eats approximately 5,000 ticks a season, helping to save humans and their pets from Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.
January 22, 2022
Most of us in our quest to become more responsible actors in our environment have heard the call to “plant native.” The call asks you
January 18, 2022
By Scott Chase, Class of 2002, SWS Stewardship Committee, SWS Education Committee, SWS Board Member Low Impact Development (LID) refers to a suite of practices to
January 14, 2022
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
January 7, 2022
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
December 21, 2021
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
December 20, 2021
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
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
December 13, 2021
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
From Camano SWS and Greyson the orca at Freedom Park on Camano Island.
December 2, 2021
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
November 23, 2021
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
October 22, 2021
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,
September 23, 2021
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

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