Welcome to WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers!

We are 96 volunteers dedicated to the protection of our local natural resources, especially focusing on Puget Sound. In ten years, we have volunteered over 58,000 hours to Salish Sea research, education and stewardship projects near our homes.  While our name says "Beach" we work through out the landscape to protect the waters, wildlife and landscapes that we all value and enjoy.


Snohomish County WSU Beach Watchers receive 80 hours of university-caliber training involving field trips and lectures from over 35 local experts on topics like salmon, water quality, ocean acidification, intertidal life history, coastal processes, native plants, youth education techniques, and so much more! Beach Watchers agree to volunteer at least 80 hours over two years. The training expands our minds and the volunteering expands our skills, our hearts and our connection to our community.

Beach Watchers work on a broad range of projects, allowing each of us to find the ones that meet our diverse interests in our own communities. Projects range from doing beach interpretation of critters at local parks during low tides to water quality sampling to organizing public seminars.

WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers partner with many organizations to set our project priorities and to share our resources and expertise. Our major partners include the Snohomish County Marine Resources Committee, Washington Department of Ecology, the City of Mukilteo and the Tulalip Tribes. Please explore our website site further to learn about our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.



Teachers and Educators

Each year, Beach Watchers offer classroom and field trip support during the spring to approximately 40 classes so students can learn about intertidal life, tides, watersheds and more! Because of limited space, there is an application process. To be placed in the mailing list for the 2017 applications, please contact Yolimar Rivera at yolimar.rivera@wsu.edu or call (425) 357-6029.


Only Rain Goes Down the Drain

Storm Drain Medallion Community Service Events

Remind others to keep pollution out of Puget Sound by placing medallions that read “No Dumping. Drains to Sound” in storm drains located in public areas of Mukilteo. We’ll provide storm drain marking kits with everything you need to install the medallions and a WSU Beach Watcher will provide instruction on how to place them properly and safely.

Reserve a storm drain marking kit this summer and place medallions in Mukilteo with your family or a group on a date that you can! To RSVP, reserve a storm drain marking kit, or for questions, please contact onlyrain.indrains@wsu.edu or (425) 357-6020.



Want to learn more about Puget Sound and upcoming Beach Watcher events?

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Beach Watcher Volunteer Page and Tools!


Hope to see you out and about soon!

Last updated September 2016

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