Crab and kelp

Our Work

Community Science, Stewardship & Education

Sound Water Stewards are trained volunteers working in and around Island County for a healthy, sustainable marine environment through education, science, and stewardship (our mission). We are the “boots on the ground” for a variety of partners. While we host many programs and projects of our own, including Digging for Dinner and Intertidal Monitoring, we also provide educated volunteers as a workforce to many Western Washington researchers. Learn more about the exciting projects that we are involved with in the sections below.

3 citizen scientist volunteers

View the Project Map

Check out our interactive map and see our project locations and find out what we’re studying. Learn more about our contributions and the discoveries we’re making everyday.  

“Overall, I was blown away by the quality of the lectures and field trips and the enthusiasm and professionalism of the staff and volunteers. This training far exceeded my expectations. You all rock!’

2020 Student