More than 20 volunteers attended a training exercise about protecting marine resources in the Salish Sea at the BP Heron Center at Birch Bay State Park on May 5, said RE Sources for Sustainable Communities representative Eleanor Hines.
Called North Sounds Stewards, the program is led by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and the Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee. Through the program, volunteers learn how to conduct intertidal surveys, forage fish surveys, plastics monitoring and sea star wasting syndrome surveys and more.
The Northwest Straits Initiative, the Northwest Straits Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and the Cherry Point and Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserves Citizen Stewardship Committees also support the program.
To learn more about North Sound Stewards, visit re-sources.org/north-sound-stewards.