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Beach Watcher Training Begins

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Become a Snohomish County WSU Beach Watcher or Beach Naturalist!

WSU Beach Watchers are volunteers dedicated to protecting the Salish Sea and Puget Sound through education, research and stewardship. In the Beach Watch training, you receive 80 hours of university-caliber instruction through presentations, field trips and hands-on practice. For twelve weeks you immerse yourself in a myriad of topics including:
– Coastal processes,
– Marine organism identification,
– Water quality conditions,
– Public education techniques,
– Habitat restoration solutions and so much more!

In return, you volunteer as a citizen scientist, educator, steward and project planner. It’s easy to provide the required 80-hours of volunteering over two years by picking the projects of greatest interest to you.

Need a less intensive course? Apply to become a Beach Naturalist instead, receiving 17 hours of training by experts, preparing you to volunteer at least 14 hrs (4 shifts) over spring and summer, sharing what you’ve learned with youth and beach visitors at Edmonds, Mukilteo or Stanwood!

You don’t need to be an expert to participate – just be interested in Puget Sound issues and be willing share the knowledge you learn with people at local beaches and events throughout Snohomish County.

Training beings March 10th. To register, check out the WSU Beach Watcher/Beach Naturalist Training page: https://extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/beach-watchers/volunteer-training/

As with any WSU Snohomish Extension Program, our training is open and accessible to all interested participants without discrimination.