The deadline to apply for training to become a Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Beach Watcher is March 12, 2013.
Snohomish County WSU Beach Watchers receive 100 hours of university-caliber training from over 40 local experts, offered annually.
Training runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 2-26 and Oct. 1-29, at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. There is a $35 materials fee; fee waivers are available.
Beach Watchers are university-trained volunteers dedicated to protecting Puget Sound's fragile coastal environment through education, research and restoration. The 100-hour training includes expert presentations, field trips and hands-on practice. Participants volunteer at least 100 hours over two years on a number of self-crafted projects.
Beach Watchers work on a broad range of projects, allowing each volunteer to find the projects that meet their own diverse interests in their own communities. Projects range from beach interpretation of critters at local parks during low tides, to water quality sampling, to organizing public seminars.
The training will expand your mind and the volunteering will expand your skills, your hearts and your connection to our community.