Project Year: 2014 - Present
Skagit MRC's Salish Sea Stewards volunteer training program offers approximately 50 hours of lecture-style classes with some hands-on field training taught by local experts. The topics covered in this training focus on the marine environment and what citizens can do to make a difference. 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.
The 2018 Salish Sea Stewards ten week training program ended May 22. Classes were held Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 5:00pm, March 20-May 22, 2018 at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center (10441 Bayview Edison Road, Mount Vernon WA 98273). Click here for the 2018 training schedule. Stay tuned for the 2019 Salish Sea Stewards training schedule.
Skagit MRC's Salish Sea Stewards program was previously administered under the umbrella of the Coastal Volunteer Partnership (CVP) at Padilla Bay until the CVP was dissolved in 2017. The CVP was a collaboration of several funding partners to help support a full-time Volunteer Program Coordinator. The funding partners of the CVP included the Padilla Bay Foundation, the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Skagit County Marine Resources Committee, Skagit County Clean Water Program and the Friends of Skagit Beaches. In 2018, the Skagit MRC will be working with a consultant to perform the duties of the Volunteer Program Coordinator. The Skagit MRC will continue partnering with the Friends of Skagit Beaches to work on a better long-term solution for the program.
- 2018 Salish Sea Stewards Training Application
- 2018 Salish Sea Stewards Training Poster
- 2017 Salish Sea Stewards Training Schedule
- 2016 Salish Sea Stewards Training Schedule
- 2015 Salish Sea Stewards Training Schedule
- 2014 Salish Sea Stewards and Beach Naturalists Program Summary
- 2014 Salish Sea Stewards Training Schedule
- 2014 Beach Naturalist Training Schedule