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Duwamish River Boat Patrol

November 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Volunteers on the Soundkeeper boat during a patrol down the Duwamish River.

Volunteer patrols form a central part of our effort to monitor pollution and prevent debris from reaching our waterways. The Soundkeeper boat is out on the water each week at various locations around Puget Sound. While on patrol, we keep an eye out for abnormal discharges, oil slicks, and other emergent pollution. We also check for the application of best management practices by shoreline businesses. Along the way, volunteers will learn about the history of Seattle’s development and have the opportunity to view our waterways from a unique perspective.

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.

No prior boating experience is needed and all necessary equipment is provided. Please wear closed toe shoes and dress comfortably in layers. We recommend bringing water and a snack.

Please let us know if you have a medical condition that we should be aware of on the boat, such as allergies that require an EpiPen.

We will contact participants in the event of a cancellation.

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Meet at the Elliott Bay Marina E dock. Free parking is available in the guest parking section near Palisade restaurant in the stalls facing the street in the back row. 2601 West Marina Place, Seattle, WA 98199

To attend: Space is limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please fill out the RSVP form below to reserve your spot(s). Call 206-297-7002 or email Hillary (hillary@pugetsoundkeeper.org) with any questions.


November 2, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Puget Soundkeeper


Elliott Bay Marina
2601 West Marina Place
Seattle, WA 98199 United States
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