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Upcoming volunteer opportunities, community events and news.

Articles

Update on the Salish Sea Stewards Training and Volunteer Program

Update on the Salish Sea Stewards Training and Volunteer Program You may have heard that some changes are in the fall air for the Coastal Volunteer Partnership program. This is true. The funding structure and management of the program will change in November, but the Salish Sea Stewards concept still has dedicated organizations that want Read more »

Classes

6th Annual Fidalgo Shoreline Academy

Friends of Skagit Beaches (FOSB) brings you another incredible public education event this fall! If you have enjoyed the Winter Lecture Series over the past 12 years, interpretive walks or other FOSB events, you won’t want to miss the 6th annual Fidalgo Shoreline Academy to be held Saturday, October 21st 9:00am-3:30pm at the NWESD Building in Read more »

Articles

Washington Park Tidepool Interpretive Sign Evaluation

Can you help us collect some data on the new Skagit Marine Resources Committee interpretive sign at Washington Park? It depicts tidepool life and has suggestions on how to be a friendly visitor of these unique habitats!  We could use as many folks as possible to help us collect some data from folks in the Read more »

Community Event

Skagit River Salmon Festival

Volunteer at the Skagit River Salmon Festival! Can you help make the Skagit River Salmon Festival great this year? Check out the plethora of ways you can get involved here!   Can you help us set up some zero waste bins or take them down at the end of the Salmon Festival? This is a great Read more »

Articles

A Heron Success Story

The following is an update from Sue Ehler, one of our many volunteers dedicated to the “Skagit Heron Observation and Monitoring” teams that monitor local heron behaviors and populations from April-September annually. These volunteers work in conjunction with volunteers like Jim and Levy S., who monitor the rookery from the heron camera inside the Padilla Read more »

Classes

Join the Skagit Stream Team!

Join the Skagit Stream Team! Stream Team volunteers monitor streams in multiple local basins on a monthly basis from October through June each year. New volunteers are required to attend all three training sessions. Volunteers learn sampling and analytical techniques and have the opportunities to learn new skills, and visit some wonderful places in our Read more »

Community Event

Swinomish Spit Beach Cleanup

Swinomish Spit Beach Clean Up- part of the International Coastal Cleanup Did you know that at our last beach cleanup we collected 844 lbs of debris from the Swinomish Channel? Beach Cleanups are great, tangible ways to feel like we are making a difference for our local environment and this time, we are connecting with Read more »

Community Event

Fidalgo Bay Day 2017

Fidalgo Bay Day is one of the best days of the year! Come join us for a free, fun, family outing at our 14th annual Fidalgo Bay Day event! This year promises to be one of the best with tons of activities, crafts, passport stations, a touch tank, oysters and chowder and so much more! Read more »

Community Event

Volunteer Contest- Win Tickets to “Taste of Padilla Bay”

Win a Pair of Tickets to “Taste of Padilla Bay” An anonymous donor has graciously offered a pair or tickets to the Padilla Bay Foundation’s upcoming “Taste of Padilla Bay” auction dinner for a Coastal Volunteer Partnership volunteer to win! In order for you to win the pair of tickets to this phenomenal event you Read more »

Community Event

Bull Kelp Citizen Science Flash Survey

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 »