Congratulations to Sandy Dubpernell of Coupeville, the Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year for 2018.  Read about Sandy, and past winners at the Island County Marine Resources Committee website
Want to learn about, explore, and protect your island habitat - consider becoming a Sound Water Steward - training classes are once a week for seven weeks this spring and seven weeks in fall. Optional info session 1-2pm, Feb 21 at Freeland Library. Apply by Feb 28th.
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.

Monthly calendar view is also available.