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Coastal Volunteer Award - open to all volunteers, regardless of membership to any one organization or institution, participating in or supporting science and outreach efforts that protect or restore the coastal resources of Island County   Read more about the award, download a nomination form (due by Jan 19th) or read about past winners
 
Register now for Ways of Whales Workshop on Jan 20th at Coupeville Middle School - for anyone who loves whales and wants to learn more ...
 
Learn more about YOUR island environment. Read about the 60+ available classes at Sound Waters University 2018, Join 600+ people on Feb 3rd at South Whidbey HS for a one-day university for all -- on all things Puget Sound. (pre-registration required)
 
You could dig for shellfish in Freeland County Park in early spring 2017 ...  Learn why you cannot do so in the summer. - by Maribeth Crandell  [read full article]
 
Support Whidbey Farmers - through purchases at a Farmer's market - or through a Community Supported Agriculture plan. See this Slow Food Whidbey page, or the Local Agriculture page from the Whidbey Island Conservation District.
 
Come visit the exhibits at the Coupeville Wharf, highlighting the role that Penn Cove has played as a mixing bowl for marine life for thousands of years.  For kids to adults.  (read more)
 
Check out Orca Network's Langley Whale Center - it celebrates and shares the lives of gray whales, orcas and other marine mammals of the Salish Sea. See their info page and facebook page
 
Lots of opportunities to keep our beaches cleanCheck the schedule for specific beaches and dates. (you must be 18 or older to participate)
 
Likely effects of climate change on our lands, water, and people: Read this article or the executive summary or the full report from University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group
 
Read the most recent  State of the Sound, published every two years by the  Puget Sound Partnership.
 
Do you live on the beach, or on a bluff?
 -- view the Guide for Shoreline Living
-- from Shore Stewards
 
The Encyclopedia of Puget Sound has an online magazine - Salish Sea Currents, with timely, local stories about ecosystem recovery.
 
Check out the advantages of becoming a Whidbey ECO Net member ... if you decide YES -- just 3 questions to answer yes/no, then a quick application to tell us about your organization.
 
 

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