Upcoming volunteer opportunities, community events and news.
What would a Pacific Northwest summer be without amazing kelp beds which harbor and support incredible amounts of sea life and create vertical habitat within the Salish Sea? The Bull Kelp Protection & Recovery Project is an incredible project that all 7 Marine Resources Committees within the Northwest Straits Region are participating in, in order to document where Read more »
Celebrate clean water at the 2nd annual Dine & Discover Bay View Community BBQ and Celebration! This is a free community event celebrating the impacts of clean water on our neighbors, businesses, and environment. Bring your family and picnic gear to eat delicious local food (including Bow Hill Blueberry Sauce, Lopez Island Creamery Ice Read more »
Join the Skagit Marine Resources Committee and the Northwest Straits Foundation on Wednesday, May 24th from 5-8pm at H20 Anacortes Brewery at 314 Commercial Ave in Anacortes. This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the members of your local Skagit Marine Resources Committee, the projects we are working on locally and as Read more »
Join the Skagit Conservation and Education Alliance (SCEA) for their 2nd annual D.A.S.S.H (Doing a Sprint for Samish Health” 5k on Saturday, March 4th 2017 from 10:00am-2:00pm! This awesome all-ages 5k family fun run will be held at Allen Elementary School this year. D.A.S.S.H. is focused on educating community members about clean water here in Read more »
Have you ever wondered about the status of the creeks, streams and rivers in Skagit County? Don’t miss out on this annual meeting to update residents of Skagit County about water quality issues that hit close to home. This presentation is a hit every year, so mark your calendar today!
Friends of Skagit Beaches (FOSB) has offered a special opportunity to raise up to $10,000 to support the Coastal Volunteer Partnership at Padilla Bay with a matching grant of $5,000. To take full advantage FOSB is hoping members and community supporters alike will consider making a special CVP Matching Grant Donation to help us achieve our goal for 2017. Read more »
Will you join us on Friday, February 17th from 7:00-8:30pm for the second Friends of Skagit Beaches lecture? Come early to the Northwest ESD Building at 1601 R Avenue in Anacortes since last time we reached our maximum capacity. Jay Orr, PhD, research fisheries biologist, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, WA Pacific viperfish, northern Read more »
Join the training team from Washington State Sea Grant and the University of Washington to learn all about the invasive European green crab, what their presence in the Puget Sound could mean, and what is being done to monitor their presence. Volunteers should be prepared to commit to monitoring a selected site once monthly from Read more »
This ten-week volunteer training program is offered by the Skagit Marine Resources Committee in conjunction with the Coastal Volunteer Partnership at Padilla Bay. The Salish Sea Stewards training course includes 40 hours of classroom style presentations, lectures, and hands on learning. Participants also register for an additional 10 hours of field-based hands on training for Read more »
For the Friends of Skagit Beaches first lecture in the 2017 Lecture Series, come listen to research and insights on Northwest Coast Humpback, Blue, and Gray Whales and their occurrence in our waters. Some whale species now use Salish Sea waters more frequently than in the past and in ways we had not realized. Research biologist John Read more »