Become a Salish Sea Steward Volunteer

Become a Salish Sea Steward Volunteer and Make a Difference in Your Community!

The Skagit County Marine Resources Committee is offering FREE Training

The Skagit County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) in partnership with the Coastal  Volunteer Partnership (CVP) program at Padilla Bay is offering free training for residents interested in learning about issues impacting our marine waters and shorelines, and getting involved in conservation, restoration, and education efforts. 

The Skagit MRC’s Salish Sea Stewards volunteer training program provides 40 hours of dynamic classroom and field-based training to offer an entry point for citizens to learn and become involved in the restoration and conservation of Skagit County’s marine resources. 

Participants will be trained by local and regional experts and expected to contribute at least 50 volunteer hours towards local marine projects, contributing to the thousands of hours of volunteer service already carried out by program graduates.  

Classes will be held every Tuesday starting March 7 through May 9, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Padilla Bay Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Road, Mount Vernon.

Training begins March 7th.  Applications are due February 28th, 2017 and can be downloaded from the Skagit MRC website:  Completed forms may be emailed to, or mailed hard-copy to:

Samantha Russell
Padilla Bay Foundationz
10441 Bayview-Edison Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-9668


Questions may be directed to Samantha Russell:

Email: or by Phone (360) 428-1559.

Class is limited to 30 participants, apply today!


**Salish Sea Stewards Volunteer Training is a project of the Skagit Marine Resources Committee, and coordinated as part of the Coastal Volunteer Partnership at Padilla Bay. This training has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency via the Puget Sound Partnership and Northwest Straits Commission under a grant agreement with Skagit County.

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