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Eyes on the Beach and Boots in the Mud!

Washington’s salt marshes and pocket estuaries are diverse and productive habitats, currently facing potential invasion by European green crabs (Carcinus maenas). Often listed among the world’s most problematic invasive species, green crabs are now poised to enter Washington’s inland waters along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands.

The WSG Crab Team is seeking motivated, adventurous volunteers to help monitor these habitats and look for green crabs. Finding them at the earliest stage of invasion gives us the best chance for controlling their populations. Volunteers conduct monthly trapping and shoreline surveys April – September.

No experience necessary, and all equipment provided! Free event, but registration is required. Visit the WSG website to sign up.

The Commons @ Friday Harbor Labs, San Juan Island: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Co-presented by SJC Land Bank, Crab Team and Sea Grant

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