WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers are involved in many projects that protect Puget Sound. Beach Watchers have created many of the projects listed below, with some choosing to take leadership roles. Many other Beach Watchers staff these events. Check out the following descriptions of our primary projects!
Education Projects include Summer Beach Naturalist Days, Winter Starlight Beach Walks, Youth Education Field Trips and Classroom Lectures, Preschool Story Time, Storm Drain Marking Events, Recreational Crabber Education, Festival Outreach, Pet Waste Outreach and Facebook communications.
Research Projects change all the time. In 2017, our three primary projects are Intertidal Beach Characterizations, BEACH water quality monitoring and Mission Beach water quality monitoring. We are always looking for ways to support researches, regulators and land managers in understanding the natural resources around us through high quality data collection efforts.
Beach Watchers also volunteer with other organizations like the Seattle Aquarium, UW COASST Seabird Monitoring project, NOAA, Marine Mammal Stranding Networks, Sound Salmon Solutions, the Snohomish Marine Resources Committee (MRC), the Adopt A Stream Foundation and other restoration projects. We encourage Beach Watchers to share their passion and their knowledge with the many organizations working to protect and restore Puget Sound.
Find more about our upcoming events!