North Sound Stewards

North Sound Stewards

North Sound Stewards is a program of the Whatcom Marine Resources Committee and RE Sources, in partnership with the Cherry Point and Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committees.

Community scientists are integral to support important work that underfunded agencies cannot do themselves. 

Sign up for North Sound Stewards and become a trained community scientist who helps contribute to scientific research for the health of the Salish Sea.

Program details:

  • Must complete 50 hours of trainings and surveys throughout a one-year period. There are several surveys to choose from; details below. *We are currently revising this requirement in light of reduced in-person opportunities due to COVID; We encourage you to participate even if you aren’t sure you can commit to 50 hours during 2021. 
  • Program participation can reflect your individual interests and skills: Photography, data entry, and event coordination are some options.
  • Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join.
  • Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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Contact Austin Rose at or Eleanor Hines at for more information about North Sound Stewards.


The following are recordings of presentations/ trainings included in the North Sound Stewards Speaker Series.  Due to COVID-19, presentations are hosted virtually.



Become a Beach Steward!

Join our Beach Stewards program to learn how to identify and tell stories about the most commonly found low-tide organisms on our local  beaches.  Become a resource for your friends, family, and curious beach goers on beach etiquette and simple beach interpretation.  Contact Eleanor Hines for questions.

Check out the highlights from the North Sound Stewards 2020 season!
North Sound Stewards