Harbor WildWatch’s (HWW) Citizen Science Experience (CSE) trains and guides volunteers to collect meaningful scientific data at select south Puget Sound sites. In 2017, the CSE conducted 38 events with a total of 522 participants, contributing 1,227 service hours. Current CSE protocol includes beach monitoring at 10 south Puget Sound locations, salmon observation, water quality monitoring, young-of-year Rockfish surveys, beach clean-ups, and riparian zone restoration. HWW is seeking grant funding to fund existing CSE events, develop monitoring protocol for sea bird and eelgrass monitoring, expand the location and number of water quality sampling events, increase the reach of our volunteer training, and conduct trend analysis of the last five years of data using the ESRI GIS.
Citizen Science: Communities collecting meaningful data to encourage Puget Sound stewardship
Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, 2018