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Whidbey's Beach Watcher training sessions begin in April

Would you like to become a WSU Island County Beach Watcher?

Maybe you are interested in learning how to protect and preserve your favorite beach. Maybe you would like to better understand the geology and biology of these beautiful islands and surround yourself with terrific new people who share your love of nature. Or, maybe you just want to give something back to the community.

Whatever the reason, as a Beach Watcher trainee you will work a bit, learn a lot and have more fun than you ever imagined. And you will make a difference in the community. Beach Watchers’ goal is to lead the community in the protection and preservation of the natural world through science and educational outreach. Training consists of at least 100 hours of expert sessions, field trips and hands-on practice.

Beach Watchers is now accepting applications to join the 2012 training sessions, which will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 2 through April 30, continuing in the fall, Oct. 1 through Oct. 31.

Most sessions will be held at the Race Road Firehouse, south of Coupeville.

Class size is limited so don’t delay. To learn more about Beach Watchers, go to http://beachwatchers.wsu.edu/island/ where there is an application for training; or wsu.bw.island@gmail.com or call Barbara Bennett, Island County’s Beach Watcher coordinator, at 679-7391.

 

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