Follow these links for ways you can help with the many education, stewardship, and citizen science projects happening on Whidbey
COASST - Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Teamedit
(Puget Sound, website) http://depts.washington.edu/coasst/involved/volunteer.html Learn about seabirds, and walk the beaches to collect data on any 'beached birds' that you find. Citizen project of UW in partnership with state, tribal and federal agencies, environmental organizations, and community groups.
(Whidbey, website) http://www.parks.wa.gov/volunteers/friends/ People need parks – and parks need people! The support and help given by friends groups are integral to preserving, maintaining and developing Washington state parks. Your help is vital to support state parks
Farmers Market and Garden: South Whidbey Tilthedit
(Whidbey, website) http://www.southwhidbeytilth.org/garden.html South Whidbey Tilth Garden
Gardening space is available for people in the community. There is also a demonstration garden that is evolving. In 2000, we conducted an heirloom seed research project. We also have gardening educational materials that can be loaned.
(Whidbey, website) https://whidbeycamanoislands.com/things-to-do/food-wine/greenbank-farm/ Back in 1997/1998, the Farm was “saved” by a large and energetic group of local citizens who were willing to stick their neck out. These folks weren’t just interested in preventing residential development of the site – they were interested in creating a vibrant gathering place for community.
(Puget Sound, website) http://www.orcanetwork.org/Main/index.php?categories_file=Strandings The Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network (CPSMMSN) is a partnership between WSU Beach Watchers, the Orca Network, wildlife veterinarians and biologists under the auspices of the National Marine Fisheries Service. The Network is part of the regional stranding network established by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA)/NMFS under the marine Mammal Protection Act.
(Whidbey, website) http://www.whidbeywatersheds.org/outdoor_classroom.html Since the opening of the Outdoor Classroom in 1997, MSA and Whidbey Watershed Stewards have maintained a steady program of K-5 lessons in spring and fall sessions. Each lesson uses one of our staff teachers and two volunteer assistants trained by us, plus parent volunteers brought by the classroom teacher.
(Whidbey, website) http://pigeonguillemot.org/ Learn about the Pigeon Guillemots that gather into colonies to breed in our seaside bluffs. These entertaining and endearing black and white seabirds with fire-engine-red feet symbolize healthy coastal waters.
(Whidbey, website) http://www.wclt.org/get-involved/ From work parties to guided tours to becoming a member, there are numerous ways you and your family can become involved with the Whidbey Camano Land Trust.
(Island County, website) http://www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/island/ We hope you share our passion for these beautiful islands and will join us to understand, value, and protect Island County's priceless marine environment.