WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers are volunteers dedicated to protecting the Salish Sea through education, research and stewardship. Each year, a new class of community members take 100 hours of intensive classes on 'all things Puget Sound' and return 100 hours of volunteer time in two years. Collectively, just under 100 Snohomish County Beach Watchers give back more than 6,000 hours of volunteer service annually.
We work with our partners to contribute meaningfully to Salish Sea protection. Here are a few examples of our work:
Sound Living is our largest educational outreach activity! Our neighbors in Island County have been running Sound Waters, the model for this event, for over 15 years and fill a high school full of learners and teachers every February! We aspire to that! Sound Living is planned by Beach Watchers and their staff Coordinator, working as a team.
You can find out more about Beach Watchers at our website at http://beachwatchers.wsu.edu/snohomish.
If you find the course offerings at Sound Living interesting, consider joining Beach Watchers - classes begin each spring - and more information will become available on our website in the new year.