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February 19, 2016

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 citizens 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 approximately 40 hours of classroom and field-based training. The goals of this program are to offer an entry point for citizens to learn and become involved in the restoration and conservation of Skagit County’s marine resources.

Classes will be held every Tuesday starting March 15 through May 17, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Padilla Bay Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Road, Mount Vernon.

Training begins March 15th. Applications are due March 10, 2016 and can be downloaded from the Skagit MRC website: Completed forms may be emailed to, or mailed hard-copy to:

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

Questions may be directed to Samantha Russell:
Email: or by Phone (360) 428-1559