Sound Water Stewards hosts meeting about their extensive training program

Sound Water Stewards invite residents to a virtual town hall.

Sound Water Stewards invite residents to a virtual town hall to learn about the organization’s annual training program in 2022.

Training is required to become a member and consists of 14 weeks of Thursday Zoom classes (eight weeks in spring, six weeks in fall), plus field trips and beach time. The highly-acclaimed training adds up to 100 hours.

Classes cover estuaries and salmon, forests and wetlands, plankton, forage fish and eelgrass, coastal geology and much more, all focused on Island County shorelines and ecology.

The Town Hall is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10 and is an opportunity to meet stewards, hear about the projects and answer your questions. Get details and register to attend at

Sound Water Stewards are trained volunteers working in and around Island County for a healthy, sustainable marine environment through education, science and stewardship. Send questions to or call 360-678-4401.