Volunteer patrols form a central part of our effort to monitor pollution and prevent debris from reaching the Sound. The Soundkeeper boat is out on the water each week at various locations around Elliott Bay. While on patrol, we keep an eye out for abnormal discharges from stormwater pipes and combined sewer overflows. We also check for the application of best management practices by shoreline businesses (i.e. shipyards must use protective tarps when painting or sanding). Along the way, volunteers will learn about the history of Seattle’s industrial development and view our waterways from a unique perspective.
Duties: Volunteers will ride as passengers in the Soundkeeper boat and help observe shorelines and waterways. Volunteers may help report pollution to an appropriate agency when necessary and assist in removing marine debris from the water.
Qualifications: No prior boating experience is needed and all necessary equipment is provided. Please wear closed toe shoes and dress comfortably in layers.
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Meet at the Elliott Bay Marina G dock. Free parking is available in the guest parking section near Palisades restaurant in the stalls facing the street in the back row. 2601 West Marina Place Seattle, WA 98199
To attend: Please call our office at 206-297-7002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!