New Citizen Scientist Volunteer Opportunity

October 16, 2020

New Citizen Scientist Volunteer Opportunity

Join us!
Catherine Houck, 2020 Salish Sea Steward, walking through the training.
Help us improve the marine environment surrounding Fidalgo Island!

Friends of Skagit Beaches latest project needs volunteers! Our job will be to learn how much pollution is washed off our streets, sidewalks and lawns here on Fidalgo Island.
 
The State Department of Ecology reports that stormwater provides the single biggest volume of pollution that fouls the marine life in Puget Sound. It's more than half of all the pollution that enters marine waters through stormwater outfalls.  An outfall is the point where freshwater meets seawater along the shoreline. It's a pipe that's made of concrete, plastic or spiral metal. We found all the outfalls and organized them in groups of five that are close by each other.
 
Now we need citizen science volunteers to be stormwater outfall monitors. Join a team of about 20 volunteers to help us cover all the outfalls on the island. This is an exciting new project and we hope you'll contact us with more questions!

Learn more details on our website: https://skagitbeaches.org/our-work/stormwater-project.html
If you'd like to know more, send an email to: 
stormwater@skagitbeaches.org.
Bailey McClaren, who is finishing her last semester at a Florida university in environmental science, helping test another outfall.
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