Whidbey Watershed Stewards began as an organization committed to educating young people about their homes on Whidbey Island. Quickly, we realized that the home we all share was in trouble, and the legacy that we are passing on to our children is missing some important components. We began our restoration program to return those missing pieces of our ecosystem to the island. Students initially raised salmon fry, and the program evolved to protecting habitat and increasing biodiversity in the plant community. Salmon are the basis for the food web in Puget Sound, and by increasing their numbers we protect hundreds of other species, including our resident Orcas.
Through actions big and small we work toward providing a healthier, more resilient place to live where our children will be able to swim in the water, eat the shellfish, and fish for salmon.