Storm Surge Monitoring Network

December 1, 2016

Volunteers Needed!

Storm Surge Monitoring Network

Are you interested in monitoring a beach this winter to ground truth models on coastal climate change impacts? This collaborative project between USGS, WWU, and many federal, tribal, state and local agencies aims to measure and model stream/coastal processes that impact coastal lands, habitats and infrastructure which is critical for examining how our models hold up to sea level rise projections.

When: following storm surge events

What : volunteers document shoreline and beach conditions with photographs, notes, GPS locations and stakes based on an easy standardized protocol.

Why: this documentation allows scientists to analyze changes in beach elevation, substrate type, and particle size associated with sediment deposition or erosion.
If you are interested in getting involved, click on the "Storm Surge-I'm Interested!" button below which will send Samanatha Russell, CVP Program Coordinator, an email indicating your interest! Those who respond will be invited to help schedule a brief training  in December.

Storm Surge- I'm Interested!



Coastal Volunteer Partnership Coffee Hour

November 28, 2016

Come to the new Coastal Volunteer Partnership's (CVP) monthly gatherings at Padilla Bay to meet & mingle with fellow volunteers. There will be a short update on the CVP and a presentation  from a different volunteer project meant to enhance your experience as a volunteer with us!

CVP Coffee Hour


December 15th: Suzanne Shull from Padilla Bay will talk about Sound IQ, a web mapping application of nearshore data layers utilized to make data from the Northwest Straits Commission easily accessible and useful to a variety of audiences. Learn about how Sound IQ helps make citizen science data come to life for projects like the Bull Kelp Survey project and Forage Fish surveys.


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