Salish Sea Stewards

Project Years (2014 - Present)

The Salish Sea Stewards is a volunteer program of the Skagit County Marine Resources Commission in partnership with Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.  Our program offers approximately 40 hours of training to residents who are interested in learning about the marine environment and the different volunteer opportunities with local organizations to help make a difference in your community.

Learn from many local experts on a variety of topics impacting the Salish Sea.  Classes are mostly lecture-style, but also include some hands-on field training.  

The program helps match volunteers with projects of the MRC and our partners and will continue to keep volunteers engaged and informed of special events and other opportunities.


February 6 - April 30

Tuesdays, 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Classes will be held at the Padilla Bay Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Road, Mount Vernon. Field training session locations TBD.

Registration for the 2024 Salish Sea Stewards training is now CLOSED

To be put on the waiting list for next year's training or for more information contact: 

Click here for the 2024 Salish Sea Stewards Training Program Curriculum.

If you would like to find out about upcoming volunteer opportunities, special events, lectures, etc.,  subscribe to the Salish Sea Stewards electronic news bulletin, The Wave, by clicking here.  To view past issues Click Here.

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