Do you enjoy walking on the beach? Are you interested in learning more about the marine natural resources in your area?
Most of us appreciate long walks on the beach and seeing the sun peak through the clouds on a rainy day. November is the perfect time to show your volunteer spirit and head to a beach near you. There are many opportunities to learn more about marine natural resources in your area while playing an active role in marine conservation.
COASST is offering trainings for new volunteers soon- don’t miss it! COASST is a citizen science project that provides long-term monitoring data on marine ecosystem health throughout Washington State. At the training, learn how to identify beached birds and conduct a survey, and sign up to monitor the beach of your choice each month. If you’re already a COASST volunteer, sign up for a marine debris training session and learn how to conduct a survey and monitor for marine debris two times each month until March 2015.
And finally, COASST is monitoring sea star wasting disease along the West Coast.
While volunteering, keep your eyes open for sea stars, both healthy and sick.
Become part of the COASST network today!