Back in 2007, a concerned resident noticed that the eelgrass beds near her home were disappearing. She decided to take action, and soon community scientists embarked on a ten-year research project to learn about the health and distribution of eelgrass beds in Island County, Washington.
This Storymap covers what eelgrass is and its role in our ecosystem, the research that this community science team conducted, the Island County Marine Resources Committee, and ways that you can help protect this critical habitat. It features stunning photography and relatable science in an immersive platform.
After interacting with the Storymap, please fill out this learning assessment for a chance to win your very own copy of Sound Water Steward’s newest edition of Getting to the Water’s Edge on Whidbey & Camano Islands. The assessment will close on June 4th, and the drawing will be held shortly after.