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Our Projects

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: In 2018, we are continuing our Puget Sound youth education programming, FREE low tide explorations in the summer, our annual winter starlight beach walk, veterinary clinic outreach, crabbing education, festival education and more!


Research Projects: We’ll continue to monitor water quality of our local beaches and conducting our yearly intertidal beach characterizations. This year, we’ll also do an assessment for a model volunteer oil spill response program that will be piloted in 2019.


Since 2017, we also started an ongoing  Stewardship Project at Howarth Park beach in Everett, WA. Every other month, Beach Watchers do a beach cleanup of trash and recyclables.