Skagit County Marine Biotoxin Volunteer Training
Do you enjoy spending time at the beach, digging clams, learning new skills, and contributing your time to a worthwhile community project? The Skagit Conservation District and the Skagit County Health Department are seeking interested community volunteers (age 18 and up) to provide support in monitoring Skagit County’s recreational beaches for paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) and diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) during spring/summer low tides. Note promotional flier attached.
Time commitment for this program will include approximately 4 to 6 hours a month from April through September after completing the orientation and training. Training and orientation is scheduled for Thursday, March 10th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and on Tuesday, March 15th from 3 to 4:30 pm. New volunteers should attend both training events. To register for the program or for more information, contact: Kristi Carpenter, Skagit Conservation District, (360) 428-4313 or email: Kristi@skagitcd.org Registration Deadline: March 7th.
Participation in the program may require walking on rocky or muddy terrain (on the beach) and the ability to use a shovel and dig for clams and/or cockles and muscles.