Citizen Science Beach Monitoring


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Gig Harbor Area BeachesGig Harbor, WA 98335


Citizen scientists around the world help the scientific community collect meaningful data to learn about and help protect the environment. In 2013, Harbor WildWatch created a citizen science program to help establish a baseline of biodiversity within the KGI Watershed.

In our program, regular citizens are trained to collect a variety of data on our local beaches, estuaries, and creeks; including:

  • Marine invertebrates & algae
  • Sea Star Wasting
  • Nearshore forage fish
  • Young-of-Year Rockfish (Divers Needed!)
  • Spawning Chum salmon
  • Invasive & non-native plants
  • Water quality

Check out our website for more information!

Upcoming Monitoring Dates

12/2/17: Penrose Point State Park, 8pm

12/3/17: Purdy Sand Spit, 8:30pm

12/4/17: Narrows Park, 9pm

1/1/18: Maple Hollow, 8pm

1/2/18: Kopachuck State Park,9pm

1/3/18: Mouth of Gig Harbor, 9:30pm

1/29/18: Fox Island Sand Spit, 7:30pm

1/30/18: Sunrise Beach, 7:30pm

*Check website calendar for possible updates and directions.

For any Questions,
Call our office at 253-514-0187
Email our Program Coordinator at


  • STEM
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • All volunteers are required to sign up to our STEWARDSHIP CLUB

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