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Volunteer as a Sound Steward

January 28th, 2010 by Thea

This isn’t in Queen Anne, but might interest those of you looking for a way to volunteer and help clean up Puget Sound. People for Puget Sound will be offering a free workshop in habitat restoration in February for volunteers interested in becoming Sound Stewards, working to restore the shorelines and estuaries of the Duwamish River. The 16 hours of free training will cover the history of the Duwamish River, an introduction to ecology, native vs. invasive plant identification, planting techniques and weed control. In return, Stewards are asked to commit 40 hours over the next year volunteering at People for Puget Sound restoration sites, meeting on a monthly basis for maintenance work, invasive plant monitoring and native planting. Volunteer classes will be held on Wednesday, February 10, Saturday, February 13, Wednesday, February 17 and Saturday, February 20 at the Port of Seattle and various field locations. More information here. To register, email Dhira Brown at

The Sound Stewardship Project is funded by grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Restore America’s Estuaries, the Adobe Foundation Fund, Elliott Bay Duwamish Restoration Program and National Fish and Wildlife Fund, with support from the Port of Seattle.

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