Leadership. Example. Educate. Stewards. Mentor.
These are words you hear over and over when talking with the staff and dozens of volunteers who make Harbor WildWatch the first-rate, local, marine environmental, nonprofit organization it has become.
In less than a decade, Harbor WildWatch has gone from one person’s dream to create awareness and sustainability of the region’s marine resources to a fully-staffed organization, providing outreach, education, programs, training and much more.
Harbor WildWatch operates programming throughout the year, but in 2014 the popular summer “Get Your Feet Wet” interpretive beach program provided more than 8,000 visitors (primarily youth) a monitored, hands-on, educational and fun opportunity to learn about the local area beaches and the range of creatures who reside there.
The 2015 “Get Your Feet Wet” programs are free and run June — August at beaches in the Port Orchard and Gig Harbor areas (see schedule).
“Get Your Feet Wet gives experienced naturalists and trained volunteers an opportunity to lead by example and teach proper beach and creature etiquette,” said Lindsey Johnson, executive director of Harbor WildWatch. “Introducing the animals to visitors, particularly youth, in a fun and natural setting helps build awareness and respect for our marine environment.”
Want to learn more about Get Your Feet Wet or the many other programs Harbor WildWatch offers? Visit www.harborwildwatch.org and Get Your Feet Wet this summer in beautiful Puget Sound.