Immerse yourself in Puget Sound

WSU Beach Watchers training starts in April
Feb 25, 2013

Do you love to spend time at the beach?

Want to craft your own volunteer experience?

If you love Snohomish County’s beaches and are interested in protecting the waters and wildlife of Puget Sound, now is the time to apply to become a WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watcher.

Beach Watchers are university-trained volunteers dedicated to protecting Puget Sound’s fragile coastal environment through education, research and restoration.

All Beach Watchers receive a university caliber, 100 hour training. It includes expert presentations, field trips and hands-on practice.

In return for the 100 hours of training, WSU Beach Watchers continue learning while volunteering at least 100 hours over two years on a number of self-crafted Puget Sound projects.

Projects range from doing low-tide education at beaches to water quality monitoring to working on teams to plan events, or you can bring your own ideas!


Some of the topics that are covered in the training:

*Coastal Processes

*Water Quality

*Public Education

*Marine Organism Identification

*Scientific Monitoring

*Forest Health

And much more!


2013 WSU Beach Watcher Training Program

April 2 — 26 and October 1— 29,  Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The program is based out of McCollum Park, 600 128th St SE, Everett.

There is a materials fee of $35 and an application process.

Fee waivers are available.

Applications due on March 12.



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