Sound Water Stewards—tracking the numbers
We train volunteers to work in and around Island County for a healthy, sustainable marine environment through education, science, and stewardship.
Sound Waters University attendees
Acres of Bull Kelp Monitored
Hours recorded annually
How We Help Partner Organizations
Our work with partner organizations helps researchers collect data about the health of our environment and surrounding waters.
The number of traps set across Island County to capture this non-native, harmful species as part of a program with the Washington State Department of Agriculture
Mussels bagged by volunteers. 400 bags of mussels were prepared for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Around Island County, we collect samples monthly from beach substrate to look for eggs. Samples are stored in a fixative and sent to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Every week we collect algae samples that can produce deadly toxins in shellfish. Work performed in collaboration with the Washington Sea Grant
How Much We Care as Stewards
Our work in Stewardship helps to remove items that do not belong in our marine ecosystems.
Beach Clean Up
Volunteers regularly clean up beaches at 4 sites around Island County.
Fishing Line Collection
Sound Water Stewards collected over 100 lbs of just fishing line from our shores and beaches.