Join WSU Beach Watchers!

Immerse yourself in Puget Sound

Feb 05, 2014

Do you love to spend time at the beach?   Want to craft your own volunteer experience?

Then become a WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watcher. Receive in-depth training and protect Puget Sound’s fragile coastal environment through education, research and restoration.

After getting 80 hours of intensive training by local experts in classrooms and in field locations, continue learning while volunteering at least 100 hours over two years on a number of self-crafted Puget Sound projects and receiving 20 more hours of continued training throughout the year.

Projects range from doing low-tide education at beaches to fish and beach  monitoring to working on teams to plan events, or you can bring your own ideas.

The core training will be offered on Fridays between March 7 and April 25 and two Saturdays (4/12 and 4/19) from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The training will be based out of Marysville, and there is $35 materials fee (waivers available).

Applications are due on Feb. 14.  An Open House is being held on Feb. 21 for anyone who would like to learn about the program.

For more information or to request an application, please contact Chrys Bertolotto at or (425)-357-6020, or check the website at

The Snohomish County Beach Watcher training is jointly funded by the Snohomish County Marine Resources Committee, the City of Mukilteo and Washington Department of Ecology.

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