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Beach Watchers offer training
The WSU Island County Extension Beach Watchers are looking for new members to join them in their mission “to improve, maintain and protect a thriving Puget Sound ecosystem through education, community outreach, stewardship, and research.” Those interested in the class of 2010 may download the application at www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/island/about/training/ or request a printed copy by mail by calling 679-7391. The deadline to apply is Feb. 26.
Training will take place every Monday and Wednesday in April and October from 8:30 a.m to 4 p.m. Most classes will be held at Race Road Fire Hall in Coupeville.
Beach Watcher training topics include water quality, agriculture and aquaculture, coastal geology, marine animals of all sizes, forage fish and salmon, shoreline management, beach litter clean-up, estuaries, forestry stewardship, low-impact development, native plants, seabirds, waste, and recycling, among others. All are invited to join for the education, the friendship and the fun of it.