Get Involved!

  • Explore your island habitat
    • Visit our marine display at the Coupeville Wharf
    • How many of our TEN state parks have you visited ?  A Discovery Pass is normally required for parking ($11.50/day, $35/year) but you can also take advantage of one of the WA State Parks Free Days.
    • Deception Pass State Park and the Rosario Tide Pools are a special treat.
    • Check the library for a copy of Getting to the Water’s Edge
    • Learn to dig clams safely and responsibly at our Digging for Dinner events
  • Learn about ‘all things Puget Sound’ – no prior knowledge required
    • On Camano – at the Speaker Series, usually the 4th Wednesday evening at Camano Public Library. Find details on our calendar.
    • On Whidbey – register in early January for the early February Sound Waters ‘one day university for all’
    • Contact us if you are interested in a talk to your class or group.
    • Learn more about our intertidal neighbors by playing the EZ-ID Game.
    • Take our annual training class – from Aquifers to Zooplankton – so you can become a member and help us with all that we do.
  • Buy a lighthouse license plate for your vehicle – it supports environmental programs like SWS in Island County as well as preservation and restoration of Washington’s historic lighthouses.
  • Designate SWS as recipient of your charitable dollars at a Matching Gift program at your employer if you work at Microsoft, Boeing or other large employers.
  • Designate SWS to benefit from your purchase through Amazon Smile.
  • Provide financial support to so that SWS can
    • reach more kids and more adults to help them see what they can do to better appreciate, preserve and protect our island environment, and
    • collect more scientific data to support critical research around Puget Sound.