Do you love our Skagit County bays and beaches? Do you love science and learning about the Salish Sea and all the creatures and plants that live here? Do you want to make a difference protecting and restoring these wonders? Then We Are The Program for YOU! The Salish Sea Stewards Program offers 40 hours of FREE community science training taught by local experts. No experience necessary! In return, participants pledge to commit 40 hours of volunteer service in one year or as able. Learn from many local experts on a variety of topics impacting the Salish Sea including intertidal habitats, geology, forage fish, kelp, water quality, climate change, marine mammals, coastal processes, and more! Meet new friends and learn about the different volunteer opportunities to help make a difference in Skagit County. Training starts February 7 - April 25, 2023. In-person classes will be held Tuesdays from 1:00pm - 5:00pm at the Padilla Bay Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Road, Mount Vernon. Field training session locations TBD. Registration deadline is January 31, 2023. Space is limited, so don't wait! Registration forms are available on the Skagit Marine Resources Committee website: www.skagitmrc.org. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Salish Sea Stewards Volunteer Training Program is a project of the Skagit County Marine Resources Commission in partnership with Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Friends of Skagit Beaches. This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under Assistance Agreement CE01J97401 to Puget Sound Partnership. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.