The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to attend the CamOcean Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 18 at Cama Beach State Park, 1880 S.W. Camano Drive on Camano Island.
The event features live music, beach walks, arts and crafts, guest speakers, storytellers, in-water rescue demonstrations and educational booths and hands-on activities by more than 30 organizations focused on water restoration and ocean conservation.
Additional parking for the event is located at nearby Camano Island State Park, 2269 S. Lowell Point Road, Camano Island, with free shuttle service to the festival.
Scheduled events include: Live music by the Home Grown Tomatoes and the Cajun Redhots; low-tide beach walks with the Washington State University Beach Watchers; in-water rescue demonstrations by the Stanwood-Camano Fire Rescue Crew; miniature boat building with The Center for Wooden Boats; beach walks and storytelling with Jourdan Keith, “Talk like a Pirate” with Captain Fuzzy Beard and story-time with Smokey Bear and the US Forest Service; and guided Nature walks with Holly Zox, horticulture instructor at Edmonds Community College.
Also there will be presentations by guest speakers John F. Williams of Still Hope Productions, Bill Dewey with Taylor Shellfish, Outreach Coordinator Adam Lorio for the Samish Indian Nation Department of Natural Resources, Dr. David Bain of the Cascadia Environmental Science Center and photojournalist Barb Roy,
Boat and kayak rentals for discounted rates will be available at the event, provided by The Center for Wooden Boats.
World Oceans Day is an international awareness campaign recognized by the United Nations in 2008 to promote ocean conservation education.
Coordinated by the Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network, the biannual theme for 2011-2012 is “Youth: The Next Wave of Change.”
Organizations around the globe play host to events aimed toward changing perspectives on water conservation, educating the world about ocean awareness and celebrating the shared resource of the ocean.
For more information visit the CamOcean Festival website.