Volunteer with the North Olympic Salmon Coalition! A new Stream Stewards class featuring local streams, salmon, forest ecology, water quality and habitat restoration is being offered this fall by WSU Jefferson County Extension. The class will be held on 9 am to 4 pm on Thursdays from October 5 to November 2 at the new Extension offices in Port Hadlock. The format combines classroom presentations by regional experts with fabulous field trips around East Jefferson County. It’s a lively, engaging course designed for people who want to learn more about the ecology of streams and watersheds, forests, salmon, and protecting local waters while connecting with like-minded people who are making a difference in the community.
Class participants are encouraged to apply what they’ve learned by volunteering with local organizations such as the North Olympic Salmon Coalition, Jefferson Land Trust, Jefferson Conservation District, and others. Volunteer activities include stream and salmon monitoring, public outreach, tree planting and habitat restoration. Applications are being accepted through September 25th. Cost is $150. Scholarships are available. See extension.wsu.edu/jefferson/nrs for more info or contact Bridget Gregg (Bridget.email@example.com) or CherylLowe (Cheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org).