The mission of the Salish Sea Association of Marine Naturalists (SSAMN) is: “To promote education and stewardship of the Salish Sea ecosystem through a network of professional naturalists”. Our success is measured by our progress toward accomplishing our vision: “Visitors and residents of the Salish Sea have quality educational experiences that motivate them to active stewardship”. SSAMN was an idea started by a group of dedicated naturalists in Friday Harbor, WA in 2007. The group officially launched on November 7, 2008.
SSAMN is a professional association of marine naturalists within the Salish Sea. Our members are both naturalists and aspiring naturalists from the United States, Canada and all over the world.
Members of the Salish Sea Association of Marine Naturalists come from many walks of life. Some are professional naturalists working on boats, or from shore. Some members are just people who enjoy nature, or are interested in preservation of our environment. Members may also be scientists, researchers, doctors, or environmentalists. Marine naturalists are on the water, along the shores, observing our environment and the creatures that inhabit it. Many times, naturalists are the first to observe additions or changes to our wildlife populations. With a strong knowledge of the Salish Sea and its inhabitants, SSAMN naturalists believe that only by educating visitors to our area are we able to save it for future generations.
You’ll receive a membership notebook filled with useful information, have access to exclusive Orca Action Guides, and gain admission to the "members only" section of our website which includes updated pages for your notebook and a research library. Please note if you live outside the U.S. you will not be mailed a notebook but you will receive all the species fact sheets contained in the binder electronically.
Please select Renewal to renew your SSAMN membership. (Renewals do not include a notebook. If you would like to receive a new notebook, please select New membership).
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For more information on SSAMN membership please contact our Education Curator at 360-378-4710 ext. 23 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org