- Get Involved
- Restore Habitats
- Monitor Habitats
- Learn & Explore
- Teach Others
- Maps & Directions
- Tree Planting
- Classes & Workshops
- Salmon Viewing Locations
Sound Stewards are trained to talk to the public about the history, geology, natural and human-caused changes, water quality and current conditions, and concerns for the future related to Budd Inlet estuary. The walking tours take place in downtown Olympia along the shoreline of Budd Inlet and Capital Lake. The walking tours are about 1.5 hours long. Walks are scheduled with school or other groups.
Two types of walks are offered:
- A history lesson on the story of the Budd Inlet and
dredging and filling over the last 100 years and
- The same history story but focused on water quality and the health of the estuary, includes a plankton seine
Small groups of friends or coworkers, or out of town guests are invited to request a tour. View the maps below to see the extent of the dredging and filling of Budd Inlet:
Algae Blooms and Plankton Information
- Eyes Over Puget Sound (Washington Department of Ecology)
- Plankton Photos (King County Marine Monitoring)
No training will be offered in 2014 for Sound Stewards.
This program is currently not being offered. For general inquiries about this program, please email email@example.com or call 360-438-2672.