Beach Watchers training available to protect Puget Sound

EVERETT, Wash – “Immerse Yourself in the Puget Sound” is a program designed to train volunteers to join the Beach Watchers. Volunteers should be beach lovers who want to help protect Puget Sound’s waters, wildlife and landscape in Snohomish County.

4 people stand in wet sand, looking down at green-covered rocks in search of sea animals left behind after the tide went out.
Volunteers participating in last year’s Beach Watchers training program.

The training will be presented by Washington State University Snohomish County Extension, starting at 9 a.m. on Fridays for 12 weeks beginning March 6 in the Extension offices: McCollum Park in Everett.

Once training is complete, participants will volunteer at least 80 hours in citizen science and education projects throughout Snohomish County. Projects range from low-tide education at beaches to water quality sampling to festival community outreach. Team and solo opportunities are available to help people better appreciate, understand and conserve the Puget Sound’s health.

For registration and more information, go to the Beach Watchers homepage.