WSU Watershed Master/BeachWatchers
WSU Watershed Master/BeachWatchers attend 100 hours of classroom
and field training focused on water quality and water resources.
The training covers a wide range of topics including Lake Whatcom,
stream ecology, marine biology, salmon and their habitats, stormwater,
agriculture, forestry, green building, low-impact development, noxious
weeds, wildlife, intertidal monitoring, coastal geology, and more.
In exchange for this free training, participants commit to giving
100 hours of volunteer service to our community. Participants are
free to choose volunteer projects that are meaningful to them and
are strongly encouraged to engage in education and leadership projects.
Master/Beach Watchers come from all walks of life and bring a rich
cross-section of backgrounds, experiences, service and talents. We
are dedicated to protecting and preserving our marine and freshwater
resources through research, education, public awareness and example.
The highly acclaimed and nationally recognized “Beach
began by Washington State University Extension in Island County 15 years ago
and made its debut in Whatcom County in 2005. Long-time residents of Whatcom
County will recognize similarities to the popular “Watershed Master” program
which operated here about a decade ago.
The program does not advocate any particular point of view but strives
to provide objective information about the water resources we share
and impacts to them. Enforcement or monitoring others for compliance
with regulations is not any part of the program.
an application or a brochure contact Cheryl
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
by telephone at (360) 676-6736. Updates and downloadable applications
to the program will be available soon.
Watershed Masters/Beach Watcher- FAQ
Cherry Point Creosote Inventory Map (pdf)
Creosote Debris around the Puget Sound
Volunteer naturalist Bob Lemon shows off a sunflower sea star!
Point Roberts (pdf)
Mud Bay (pdf)
Cottonwood Beach (pdf)