I went out not to long ago with a small crew and cleared black berry bushes from Valley Creek 1.0. At first I hated it of course but as we got into it I felt good knowing I am helping keep the stream clear. Enabling people to walk down to the creek without being stabbed by the invasive plants. There were a lot of them everywhere especially on the banks and where people walk down to the creek. It’s not a huge help but its helping and people don't realize what this class does. They don't notice that we test the waters that some kids play in and keep data on the fish. The people who are volunteers are really the good people they are taking their time out of there day just to help us kids and help with the creeks flowing through our town. Apart from stream keepers there is our beach class. We go out to West and East Elwha Beaches and do marine debris pick up. We pick up any trash we see and do a 100 meter cleanup and record the data so we know what's going on across the beaches and in the water with the marine mammals and birds. We keep the beaches clean of rusty cans and anything else you could hurt yourself on or kids anyone we make it pretty safe to walk barefoot. Without this class I wouldn't be able to graduate and the creeks and beaches would be a lot worse off than they are now.