Hear the new 2019 Sound Water Stewards class talk about their training experiences …
- Genuinely life changing – completely changed my trajectory. This opportunity was the gift of a lifetime.
- The speakers offer something for everyone – the audience comes from diverse natural science backgrounds and the range of information addresses that.
- I have found my people and made great friendships. When I walk into the room, I don’t have to qualify the beauty of a mushroom or the rejuvenation I feel in a forest. They get it.
- As someone new to Whidbey Island, the sessions brought about BIG discoveries that changed the way I looked at living on Whidbey and how I was going to spend my time.
- I started out thinking I’d volunteer in one arena, and through the training found other avenues of interest and places to volunteer my time!
- It will be hard not coming to class on Thursdays. Is there an Advanced Class so this can keep going?
Already 29 members of this new class have accumulated over 1000 volunteer hours. By mid October, they’d reported working on over 30 different projects, including Intertidal Monitoring, Digging for Dinner, Forage Fish Surveys, Invasive Green Crab Monitoring, Pigeon Guillemot Surveys, Bull Kelp Monitoring, educational programs at the State Parks, and more.