You could help the U.S. Coast Guard, just by looking out to enjoy the view from your home. The Coast Guard is looking for people who live along the Columbia River to become a part of the Citizen's Action Network.
The volunteers are just people the Coast Guard can talk to if they need information about what is going on in the water, said Coast Guard Lt. Commander, Andre Billeaudaux.
There are about 300 members in Washington, Oregon Idaho and Montana, but very few live along the Columbia River.
The benefit for the volunteers is that the Coast Guard keeps the Citizen's Action Network members up to date on maritime issues, and things they might not otherwise learn about, Billeaudaux said.
You can download an application from their website. A link is attached to this story.