The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) will be conducting training on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands next month. As a COASST volunteer you select a beach to monitor monthly for dead birds. You learn how to identify the birds and report any findings to the Univ. of Washington School of Aquatic and Fisheries Services. If you are interested please RSVP by email or phone. Current volunteers are also welcome to refresh their bird identification skills. The schedule is as follows:
SAN JUAN ISLAND TRAINING Friday Harbor Labs, Commons Building 620 University Rd, Friday Harbor Saturday, February 11, 2012, 10am-4pm
LOPEZ ISLAND TRAINING Lopez Island Library 2225 Fisherman Bay Rd, Lopez Island Sunday, February 12, 2012, 10am-4pm
ORCAS ISLAND TRAINING Orcas Island Public Library 500 Rose St, Eastsound Sunday, February 12, 2012, 12:30-6pm
Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided for all events, but please bring a lunch as there will be a break mid-training. COASST volunteers and the general public are welcome to attend any of these events. All are free; participants that choose to become a new COASST volunteer and adopt a survey beach pay a $20 deposit on supplies and materials.
RSVP to: Annie Woods at email@example.com or phone her. Volunteer Coordinator - COASST School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195-5020 ph (206) 221-6893