The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is conducting a Puget-Sound-wide water quality monitoring program using caged mussels to evaluate contaminant loading in our nearshore waters. Up to 6 sites on Bainbridge Island shoreline will be included in this study. Although the areas are statistically pre-selected, WDFW will need assistance reaching out to landowners in the targeted area to see if they will partner in having the mussels placed on their shoreline. Volunteers will be assisting with this outreach as well as working on the deployment and retrieval of the cages on two low-tide evenings in the Fall and Winter of 2015.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with this study, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact form. Thank you!