This week on Spotlight with Gary Shipe, Sunday at 5a:
This week we speak with Chrys Bertolotto, the Natural Resources Manager of the WSU Snohomish County Extension.
Washington State University runs extension programs in nearly every county in the state, and Snohomish County has a Natural Resources program called Beach Watchers. Beach Watchers is made up of fully trained volunteers who are dedicated to the protection of the Salish Sea waters, particularly Puget Sound, through education, research, and stewardship programs.
Chrys tells us that after formal training, each Beach Watcher gets to craft their own volunteer experience to meet their interests and schedules. It is fun and the enthusiasm is contagious. Enrollment for the 2019 program is open now through Friday, March 8th. Training begins March 15th.
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Then stay tuned for Sunday Morning Magazine with Kate Daniels at 5:30a
Cancer Pathways (formerly Gilda’s Club) is just the most amazing place with the most amazing support for persons touched by cancer–so the person dealing with the disease, but family members and friends are invited to find support. Anna Gottleib is the Executive Director and gives and overview of the great things we can expect during the year–including 5 Camp Sparkle locations for kids–these are filling up fast! And Liz Lange provides the overview for the great Essay Contest–Cancer Unwrapped. In its 13th year, it is a special way that high school students have the opportunity to express in print their emotions about a confrontation with the disease–could be their own, could be a friend, or a family member. Winners receive a $1000 award to use as they wish. Contest is now open across the country.