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Mill Creek Beach Watcher: 'Children are the linchpin of what we are doing here'


Last updated 7/1/2022 at 10:01am

Neely Stratton

Beach Watcher Fred Benedetti of Mill Creek, left, talks with beachgoers.

Exploring Mukilteo Beach at low tide can be an adventure. But if you want to enhance your experience, take advantage of educational opportunities offered by volunteers from the Washington State University Beach Watchers program.

This summer brings multiple chances to just that, including at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park from 10 a.m. to noon July 13 and July 28, as well as from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13.

The Snohomish County Beach Watchers program, started in 2006, is the last remaining beach watchers' program in the state. Its purpose? To educate, research, and provide stewardship of the Salis...

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