Sound Water Stewards are trained volunteers working in and around Island County for a healthy, sustainable Puget Sound environment through education, citizen science and stewardship.
An ethic of stewardship permeates all we do. SWS Stewardship Committee develops programs, events and projects in which Stewards serve as caretakers of near-shore habitats. It applies citizen science data to inform project selection and management.
Over the years, stewardship actions to preserve and enhance shorelines, beaches and habitat have included
- beach and near-shore clean-ups
- invasive plant removal
- planting of trees and native plants
- collecting fishing line (monofilament line)
- participation in the Orca Recovery Day Eco-Challenge