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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, or by approved plan. Effective July 6, 2021, Snohomish County WSU Extension will have a limited administration presence at Willis Tucker Park (Snohomish). The McCollum Park campus (Everett) continues to be closed to the public.  We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Volunteer Resources

Thank You for all Your Time

Your time is valuable. We want to know all about the hours you spend on Beach Watcher and Beach Naturalist projects. When we know how you spend your time we can:

  • Find more projects that are of interest to you.
  • Tell our partners about all the hours spent on their projects.
  • Tell new partners how we can help them reach their goals.

You help us grow when you log your hours. Please visit to report your hours and activities..

Sign-Up to Make a Difference

Our passion energizes us to work hard. Throughout the year there are many projects where you can make a difference and help our marine resources regain their health. Find out which project is right for you in Our Projects document. Look in the latest issue of Ebb Tide for upcoming projects or reach out to our team leaders if you want to be part of their project.


To report:


  • Derelict Fishing Gear
800-477-6224, press 4
  • Floating Debris North and South Puget Sound
  • Oil Spills
  • Oiled Birds
  • PSP (Red Tide)
  • Stranded Marine Mammals and Whale Sightings:
    • For Island, Skagit and Northern Snohomish County (North of Kayak Point)
    • For Snohomish County – South of Kayak Point
  • Tsunami Debris
  • Whale Sightings
  • Snohomish County Surface Water Management Pollution Complaint Hotline


For Information On:


  • Fish Consumption Advisories, WA Department of Health
  • Shellfish Safety (including beach closure and harvest restriction)
  • Shellfish Regulations (clam, crab)


Additional Resources: