Volunteers survey residents about water quality issues

A group of people working to protect Puget Sound wants Whidbey residents to fill out a short online survey by Sunday, Oct. 22.

“Enjoying clean water is critical to our island way of life, and we’d like to understand more about what people know about water quality issues and how to better provide information to people who love our island,” said Robin Clark of the Whidbey Education, Communication and Outreach Network.

The 15-question survey asks what sources people trust most for information about water quality, and where they look first for this knowledge.

Participants are asked to rate their level of concern about activities that affect water and Whidbey’s shorelines.

It also asks people to indicate what actions they believe have the greatest impact on water quality – and which ones they have personally taken to improve it.

The information will then help local organizations create better programming, Clark said.

The goal is to get a representative sample of Whidbey residents, including people of all ages from all over the island. They are hoping for 300 to 400 people to complete the survey.

Whidbey ECO Net is one of 12 local ECO Networks and is funded by a grant from the state-supported Puget Sound Partnership.

The online survey is available at


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