Volunteer patrols form a central part of our effort to monitor pollution and prevent debris from contaminating our waterways. While on patrol, we keep an eye out for abnormal discharges and oil slicks, remove accumulated debris, and check for the application of best management practices by shoreline businesses.
Volunteers will be outfitted in double kayaks and paddle to a designated area of Lake Union to monitor water pollution and remove trash. Kayaks are generously provided free of charge by the Northwest Outdoor Center. If necessary, volunteers may help report pollution concerns to an appropriate agency.
No prior kayaking experience is needed and all equipment is provided (boats, paddles, PFDs, spray skirts and equipment for cleaning up trash). Participants must dress for the weather and expect to get a little wet. Personal belongings can be stored in the NWOC office. A safety overview will be delivered before heading out.
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Northwest Outdoor Center (NWOC) – 2100 Westlake Ave N #1, Seattle, WA 98109
To attend: Space is limited and filled on a first come, first served basis. Call 206-297-7002 or email Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve your spot(s).
During this time of the year weather is variable, please be aware that cancellations are possible! Please provide your cell phone number when you sign up for patrol so that we can reach you in case of cancellation.
Interested in taking your team out on the water? Become a sponsor and you can bring a group of up to twenty people on a patrol!