Yellow bull kelp in green water


December 8, 2021 Happy Holidays
From Camano SWS and Greyson the orca at Freedom Park on Camano Island.
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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 downed trees led…
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 pair of Douglas (or Douglas\
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November 15, 2021 Linda Ade Ridder
Linda Ade Ridder’s tenure as SWS Board President since 2016 ends this year. She will stay on the Board through 2022 to complete her 6-year term and continue to pass the
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, it is but the whisper
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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 markets.
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 of July. In his position as Communications
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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.

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