Green Crab Monitoring Training

March 19, 2020

Crab Team New Volunteer Training – Padilla Bay


March 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Emily and a few volunteer trainees practice the monitoring protocol at a previous workshop in Poulsbo.

Interested in becoming a Crab Team volunteer monitor to help protect pocket estuaries in Washington’s Salish Sea? This full-day training workshop will fully equip you to join Crab Team’s “Boots in the Mud” – no prior experience necessary. The workshop will include:

  • An introduction to pocket estuaries and the invasion threat from European green crab;
  • Learning and practicing the monitoring protocols;
  • Identification of pocket estuary animals;

More information: This year, Crab Team is recruiting a limited number of new volunteers to add to existing sites/teams, so we cannot guarantee that all new participants will be matched with a team. If you would like more information on where opportunities are available, please email In addition, we welcome attendees who are just interested in finding out what community science is all about, you are under no obligation to join a team. We encourage you to contact us or read the Get Involved section of our website to find out what our volunteers do.

Logistics: Workshop will take place in the Breazeale Interpretive Center large room. We will have light refreshments and a short break for lunch, but we recommend bringing a bagged lunch. Depending on weather, part of the training workshop might be conducted outside on the lawn. Please come ready to spend up to an hour outside, including warm clothing.

To register: Complete the RSVP form online and you will receive a reminder email one week prior to the event.

Contact the Crab Team at if you have any questions. Visit the Crab Team website for more information.

Friends of Skagit Beaches FREE Winter Lecture Series

January 17, 2020

Please join us for the first Lecture of our 15th year of Friends of Skagit Beaches Winter Lecture Series!  Our first will be “Blue Legacy: Vanishing Glaciers in Washington’s National Parks”. Dr. Jon Riedel, park geologist, North Cascades National Park will take us on a journey deep into the past to observe the steady dance between glaciers and climate. He will focus on glacial changes in the past century and the implications for the water supply in Skagit Valley, Puget Sound’s largest watershed. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Northwest Ed. Services District Bldg., 1601 R Ave., Anacortes, WA.  7:00pm – 8:30pm. Sponsored by Friends of Skagit Beaches. Lectures are free and open to all ages. (Donations are welcome).  For more information about this and other upcoming Lecture Series topics please visit






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