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2019 WSU Stream Stewards

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 4:00 PM - 12:30 AM

This 6-week course combines classroom presentations by regional experts with field trips around the Olympic Peninsula focusing on the rivers and streams that flow into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Dates for the course are the following Thursdays: Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov. 7, 14 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm each day. Class meets at 9:00 am at the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribes's Red Cedar Hall, located at 1033 Old Blyn Highway. Each afternoon we will carpool to field trips in a variety of locations around the Peninsula including Discovery Bay, Blyn, Sequim and Port Angeles. Classes conclude at 4:30 pm from each day's field trip location. Topics include: Stream and watershed ecology Restoring local streams Native plants and forest ecology All about salmon Protecting and conserving watersheds Participants in this course receive comprehensive, science-based training and become stewards, citizen scientists, and educators in the local community. Instructors come from a wide range of local and regional agencies and organizations. Following the class, WSU Stream Stewards commit to volunteering 40 hours for local water-related programs with WSU Extension, or another of our partner organizations such as the North Olympic Salmon Coalition, Jefferson or Clallam Conservation Districts, the Dungeness River Audubon Center, Streamkeepers, the Jefferson or North Olympic Land Trust and others. Activities include stream monitoring, restoring native habitats, environmental education and more. What Will I Learn? Stream Ecology: A stream is so much more than running water. Wading in a stream will be a whole new world after you learn about stream flows, shifting streambeds, potential pollutants, macroinvertebrates, and riparian ecology. Salmon Biology: Salmon is the quintessential Pacific Northwest species. But what do you really know about them (besides how delicious they are to eat)? Join our enthusiastic experts as we watch salmon return to local creeks to spawn. Conservation Strategies: How do we protect natural habitats and productive working lands in perpetuity? Perpetuity is a long time! Get the insiders view of how this can be accomplished. What Types of Volunteer Projects Are Available? Stream Stewards continues the WSU Beach Naturalist and Master Gardener tradition of volunteering in the community. You could help with salmon spawning surveys; take water quality samples; help install rain gardens; hobnob with tourists and friends at the annual festivals and more! Special note: Because this program is funded by a grant we are able to offer it for only $25 - making this a great time to sign up! This program is funded in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement PC-01J22301 through the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The program contents do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency or the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Registration opens August 20th. Applications are due September 30th. Cost is $25. To learn more, visit www.extension.wsu.edu/jefferson or www.extension.wsu.edu/clallam and click on Water programs. Or email laurel.moulton@wsu.edu .

Cost: 25 - 25 USD
Tickets: https://extension.wsu.edu/clallam/watershed-stewardship/wsu-stream-stewards/

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