Join WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers


Last updated 2/21/2018 at Noon

Paula McCullough doing beach clean up.

Looking for a volunteer experience to help protect the community?

Consider joining the WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers program.

In doing so, you could help Puget Sound’s waters, wildlife and landscape through education, research and stewardship.

Volunteers will receive 80 hours of university caliber training involving field trips and expert lectures on topics like salmon, water quality, climate change, marine wildlife, coastal processes, citizen science, community outreach, and more.

After the trainings, volunteer at least 80 hours in projects you select over the next two years.

Projects range from doing low-tide education at beaches to water quality sampling to festival community outreach.

You can join a team or work on your own to help people better appreciate, understand and conserve Puget Sound health or get involved in one or several Puget Sound related research projects or bring your own ideas to craft your own volunteer experience.

The Beach Watcher training will be based out of the new WSU campus in north Everett every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from March 21 to May 30 and will include three Saturdays on April 7, May 5 and May 19.

An application is due on March 7 and a free background check is required.

There is also a $55 (electronic version) or $75 (hard copy) materials fee.

Find the application at

For more information, contact Chrys Bertolotto at or 425-357-6020 or visit their Facebook page.

Snohomish County, the Snohomish County Marine Resources Committee, the city of Mukilteo and Washington Department of Ecology all help fund this program.


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