Many thanks to all volunteers who helped educate recreational crabbers launching their boats at Camano Island State Park on July 6th, an effort supported by Sound Water Stewards and the Island County Marine Resources Committee! Those present at 7 am included Paulette Brunner, Carol Swain, Lorie Talbott, Scott Chase, and Kathleen Chase. There was a light but steady flow of trucks and trailers with boats arriving, slowing just long enough for us to hand out crabber education materials in three categories. First, we had full packets of information and crab trap escape cords, which were used in prior SWS Opening Day events, with materials courtesy of Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, and the Northwest Straits Initiative. We handed out ten of these packets to folks who had little or no experience crabbing and who needed as much information as possible. Then there were 26 information cards from Northwest Straits Initiative handed out, with a crab trap escape cord attached. We also handed out 26 crab measuring gauges (calipers), with an escape cord attached, to 26 crabbers who either lost theirs or needed an extra. Some of these materials were handed out to folks who walked up to our “education table”, seeing our friendly faces and goofy crab hats and wanting to know what we were doing. We all had a great time sharing stories and taking turns handing out the materials, and we look forward to hopefully have other SWS volunteers joining us next year, possibly at other Camano boat ramps as well.