Facebook11Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Sound Estuary AssociationThe Estuarium, based in downtown Olympia, is recruiting volunteers for our 2017 Meet the Beach program. Meet the Beach provides natural interpretation to the general public and to K-12 groups at local beaches during summer low tide days. We are looking for volunteers who love the beach as much as we do and who want to inspire the community to explore and discover Puget Sound’s intertidal life and habitats.Starting in April, we will be providing six training sessions, free of charge. No existing knowledge or experience is required. We will teach volunteers everything they need to know. As part of this program, new volunteers will need to submit a background check. Volunteers are encouraged to contribute at least 15 hours of service during the season and become an Estuarium member.The South Sound Estuary Association is recruiting naturalists for the Meet the Beach program. Photo courtesy: South Sound Estuary Association.The Meet the Beach volunteer training is led by professional scientists and experts. The 2017 classroom and beach training dates are:Thursday, April 13, 6:00 PM- 9:00 PMThursday, April 20, 6:00 PM- 9:00 PMSunday, April 30, 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM at Tolmie BeachThursday, May 4, 6:00 PM- 9:00 PMThursday, May 11, 6:00 PM- 9:00 PMSaturday, May 13, 12:30 PM- 3:30 PM at Burfoot BeachVolunteers can apply for the Meet the Beach Program by filling out an online application at https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1682072780 or contacting Susan Shelton at Susan@SSEAcenter.org.For more information about Meet the Beach, visit our website or contact Susan Shelton at Susan@SSEAcenter.org.South Sound Estuary Association’s (SSEA’s) mission is to foster learning opportunities that inspire people of all ages to connect with, protect, and enjoy the unique estuary environment of south Puget Sound. Our motto is to “Explore · Connect · Inspire!” Our programs include: Estuarium; Meet the Beach; K-12 Education; Pier Peer; and Connecting the Community. We create opportunities for the public to learn about estuaries, geology, natural and cultural history, marine life, and human impact on the Puget Sound.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The City of TumwaterTumwater is actively planning for this year’s 4th of July celebration! More details on how to become involved in the parade listed below.30th Annual Independence Day Parade – Tuesday, July 4, 11:00am:Tumwater’s 30th Annual Independence Day Parade will be held on Tuesday, July 4 with a super fun throwback theme: “Like Totally ’80s!” So Tumwater Parks and Recreation is currently seeking entries for the parade. For a parade entry form and information packet, visit www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/parade or call (360) 754-4160. Entry deadline is Monday, June 19, 2017 at 5:00pm.Tumwater Parks and Recreation is also actively seeking vehicles (and their owners) to escort dignitaries in the parade. If you have a convertible and are interested in participating in the parade as an escort driver, contact Tumwater Parks & Recreation for an application.For more information, please contact Tumwater Parks and Recreation: (360) 754-4160. More details available online: http://www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/parade or at http://www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/festival.