What a GREAT feeling, knowing we can come together to support nonprofits that serve our communities, steward the environment, create art, and improve ALL of our lives.
Trained Volunteers working in and around Island County for a healthy, sustainable, marine environment.
Science Pillar– we are the ‘boots on the ground’ (and in the water and mud!) for many science projects – following exact protocols to guarantee the accuracy and value to scientists of the collected data. Pictured, our volunteers assisting the Marine Resources Committee of Island County collect data on Bull Kelp via kayaks.
Stewardship Pillar – we perform trail maintenance and beach cleanups, pull noxious weeds and plant native plants for habitat restoration, collect monofilament line at 14 fishing destinations and take it to be recycled, and clean 33 shoreline interpretive signs in Island County.
Education Pillar– from our Coupeville Wharf display, to teaching kids the wonders of their island habitats, to running a university level symposium each year called Sound Water University, to teaching people to responsibly harvest clams and crabs, and our locally renown annual volunteer education and training, we provide thousands of hours of education a year to our volunteers and the public alike in both the physical and virtual realm. Check out our amazing video series on Vimeo to learn more about the wonders around you. Below is just one example of the amazing videos we produce!