Friends of Skagit Beaches supports the Washington State University (WSU) Skagit County Beach Watchers program, which is managed by the Cooperative Extension Office. Our main focus is to help local Beach Watchers achieve their environmental education, citizen science, restoration, and stewardship goals. Our member’s donations and support enable us to sustain projects to preserve our local marine treasures.
Beach Watcher volunteers are your friends and neighbors who have pledged to work with local communities and schools to help people understand and protect the saltwater world around them. Many of these programs are in partnership with other nonprofits and researchers in a united effort to protect our entire watershed, which stretches from the Cascade and Olympic Mountain glaciers to the shores of Puget Sound. We provide funds and materials for WSU Skagit County Beach Watcher projects to clean up, monitor and restore the shorelines and marine environment of Skagit County. We also support educational outreach to make the public aware of the amazing marine world surrounding us and inform them about impact of human activities on Puget Sound and the Salish Sea.