Sound Water Stewards are trained volunteers working in and around Island County for a healthy, sustainable Puget Sound environment through education, community outreach, stewardship, and citizen science.
Since 1989, over 700 volunteers have been trained, and each year new volunteers take training for 7 weeks in spring, and 7 weeks in fall, usually one day per week – for a total of 90 hours of expert training from top professionals.
A major educational outreach is the Sound Waters One Day University for All, always held on Whidbey Island the first Saturday in February.
This organization was originally a program of WSU Island County Extension, and is now an independent non-profit.
For a description and slideshow of some of what these dedicated volunteers do, please see http://whidbey-eco.net/january-2015-spotlight-wsu-island-county-beach-watchers/ or see their Who Are Sound Water Stewards and What Do We Do page.