Sign-ups start for Beach Watchers

The WSU Island County Beach Watchers program is now accepting applications for this year’s training sessions.

Training sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, April 2 through April 30, and continuing in October from Oct. 1-31. Most sessions will be held at the Race Road Firehouse south of Coupeville.

Training consists of at least 100 hours of expert sessions, field trips and hands-on practice. Students will learn how to protect and preserve the beach and get a better understanding of island geology and biology.

Class size is limited. To get an application, or to learn more about Beach Watchers, go to

For more information, email or call Barbara Bennett, Island County’s Beach Watcher coordinator, at 360-679-7391.

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