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Jeff Adams
Marine Water Quality Specialist and Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator at Washington Sea Grant. ...

Rein Attemann
Advocacy Manager at Washington's Environmental Council's People for Puget Sound Program. ...

Brian Atwater
Research geologist with the US Geological Survey; co-author of "The Orphan Tsunami of 1700—Japanese Clues to a Parent Earthquake in North America". ...

Eric Beamer
Research Director for the Skagit River System Cooperative. ...

Barbara Bennett
Environmental educator with advanced degrees from University of Washington, and George Washington University. Program Coordinator of WSU Island County Beach Watchers. ...

Larry Berdan
Co-presenter for "What's the Buzz? Grid Overview, Backup Generators, and Electrical Safety." ...

Helen Berry
Marine ecologist with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. ...

Doug Bishop
Retired active boater in NW Washington and Canada waters ...

Walt Blackford
Puget Sound Energy expert on energy efficiency, renewable energy, electrical safety and emergency preparedness. ...

Colin Bloom
Graduate student in Geology at Central Washington University studying coastal sedimentology and geomorphology. ...

Ken Campbell
Director of the Ikkatsu Project and Paddle Sports Instructor. ...

Ann Casey
Past President of Whidbey Audubon Society and a retired educator and administrator. Member of Guillemot Research Group ...

Mike Cenci
Deputy Chief of Fish and Wildlife Police. ...

Eric Cheney
Emeritus Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington ...

Rich Childers
Senior Level Fisheries Policy Coordinator for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. ...

Dale Christensen
Experienced sea kayaker here in the Salish Sea. ...

Wendy Connally
Citizen Science Coordinator of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Diversity Division. ...

Tess Cooper
Associate Critical Area Planner for Island County Planning and Community Development. ...

Maribeth Crandell
Coordinator, Island County Shellfish Resources Program. ...

Jon Crimmins
Area Manager of Central Whidbey State Parks. ...

June Davis
Horticulturist and Master Gardener. ...

Martha Ellis
Local naturalist and member of the Washington Native Plant Society and Whidbey Audobon Society. ...

Steve Ellis
Local naturalist and former President of Whidbey Audubon Society. ...

Mike Ford
Director of the Conservation Biology Division of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center and overseer for NWFSC's marine mammal research efforts to aid recovery of endangered southern resident orca population. Previous research provided framework for current recovery efforts to save endangered salmon. ...

Erika Frost
Volunteer Coordinator for COASST, Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, a citizen science program at the University of Washington. ...

Richard Gammon
Professor(Emeritus) of Chemistry and Oceanography, Adjunct Professor(Emeritus)of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington and former Co-Director of the UW Program on the Environment (2004-2007). ...

Maggie Glowacki
Senior Land Use Planner and Fisheries Biologist for Seattle with Master's degree in Natural Resources and Fisheries. Completed EPA grant for incentive based program that encourages residential property owners to make environmental improvements along their shorelines. ...

David George Gordon
Naturalist and award-winning author of 20 books on topics that range from watching gray whales and bald eagles to appreciating cockroaches, coral reef fishes and geoduck clams. ...

Emily Grason
Doctoral Candidate in Biology, University of Washington, studying invasive species. ...

Rob Hallbauer
Environmental Health Specialist with degree in Conservation and Natural Resource Management. Resource Planner with Whidbey Island Conservation District. ...

Anna Hallingstad
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Jack Hartt
Park Manager for Deception Pass State Park. ...

John Hudson
Past Squadron Education Officer of the Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron and aspiring member of the International Society of Crab Whisperers. ...

Sego Jackson
Strategic Advisor for Waste Prevention and Product Stewardship for Seattle Public Utilities; and Policy Committee Chair for the Northwest Product Stewardship Council. ...

Aileen Jeffries
Senior Research Scientist at Pacific Biodiversity Institute, Winthrop, WA. ...

Brad Johnson
Principal Planner with Island County Planning and Community Development. ...

Commissioner Jill Johnson
Commissioner, Island County District Two. ...

Craig Johnson
Whidbey Island watercolor artist, photographer, and passionate birder. ...

Joy Johnson
Whidbey Island writer and birder. ...

Kurt Johnson
Thirty-year participant in the shellfish farming industry. ...

Deborah Kelley
Professor in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington who studies underwater volcanoes and hot springs; UW Associate Director of Science for the Ocean Observatories Initiative Cabled Array that connects over 100 instruments off the shore of Oregon directly to the Internet; co-author of "Discovering the Deep, A Photographic Atlas of the Seafloor and Oceanic Crust," a new book from Cambridge Press which provides over 500 stunning images of the longest underwater mountain chain on Earth and the life that thrives within these extreme environments. ...

Doug Kelly
Hydrogeologist with Island County Environmental Health. ...

Phyllis Kind
George Washington University Professor Emerita of Microbiology and Immunology and of Genetics; Past president of the Whidbey Audubon Society and Cofounder of Pigeon Guillemot Research Group in 2004. ...

Audrey Kuklok
Biotoxin Specialist at the Washington State Department of Health. ...

Lou LaBombard
Professor at Skagit Valley College and professional Native American story teller. ...

T. Abe Lloyd
Director of Salal, Cascadian Food Institute and ethnobotanist specializing in Northwest Coast indigenous foods systems. ...

Kevin Lungren
Avid angler, President of the Whidbey Island Fishin' Club and experienced fishing instructor with a passion for the outdoors. And he can teach a thing or two about oysters. ...

Parker MacCready
Professor in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington. Specializes in the physics of coastal and estuarine waters and develops realistic computer simulations and forecasting models. Leads the UW Coastal Modeling Group. ...

Eric Lee- Mader
Co-Director of Pollinator Conservation Program at the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation ...

Brad McMillan
Geographic Information Systems Analyst at the Department of Ecology helping update, maintain, and map the surface waters of Washington State; UAVs hobbyist who has applied their use in marine research as well as monitoring construction sites. ...

Russ McMillan
Career toxicologist for the Department of Ecology devoted to the cleanup and restoration of Puget Sound; photography/radio control modeling/UAV enthusiast. ...

Bridget McNassar
Manager of Native Plants and Restoration programs for Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center in the Snoqualmie Valley ...

Tom Mumford
Researcher and teacher on marine algal biodiversity, the role of kelp in marine ecosystems, and kelp restoration. ...

Joseph Needoba
Assistant Professor at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland; worked on the implementation of a sensor network for monitoring the health of the Columbia River estuary. ...

Brian Ostrom
Graduate student at Central Washington University. ...

Greg Parkinson
Worked for PSE for 33 years .--30 years on the Line Crews as an Equipment Operator working storms and regular maintenance and new construction. ...

Kim M. Parsons
Research scientist focusing on behavior and genetics of porpoise and whale populations. ...

Jim Patton
President of the Whidbey Island Water Systems Association. A retired Navy Captain, Jim was on the Island County Environmental Health Assessment Team for five years and was Executive Director of the Port of Coupeville for nine years. ...

Robert Pelant
Founder and CEO of the Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship. ...

Dawn Pucci
Lead Entity Coordinator for Island County. Works with watershed groups for salmon recovery in Washington State through partnerships and sound science. ...

Andrew Raulerson
Graduate student in geology at Central Washington University. ...

Captain Joe Raymond
Sector Commander and Captain of the Port for Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound. ...

Linda Rhodes
Program Manager for the Marine Microbes and Toxins Program at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center. ...

Jim Rich
Retired naval officer and college lecturer; volunteer for the Island County Division of Emergency Management. ...

Jon L. Riedel
Geologist, North Cascades National Park. ...

Mindy Roberts
Environmental engineer with Washington State Department of Ecology. Holds a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington. Analyzes human impacts on Puget Sound and the region's lakes and rivers. ...

Sievert Rohwer
Ornithologist; Professor Emeritus, University of Washington; Curator Emeritus of The Burke Museum. ...

Bart Rulon
Professional wildlife artist and photographer. ...

Kim Sager-Fradkin
Wildlife Biologist for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, based at the mouth of the Elwha River. ...

Nat Scholz
Aquatic Conservation Biologist, NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center. ...

Hugh Shipman
Coastal Geologist, Washington Department of Ecology. ...

Fritz Stahr
Research Scientist and Engineer, Seaglider Fabrication Center, University of Washington ...

Joel Swisher
Director of the Institute for Energy Studies and Research and Professor of Environmental Science in the Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University. ...

Ronald Thom
Staff scientist (retired) at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Marine Sciences Laboratory; board member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences; Governor appointed member of the Northwest Straits Commission, and leader of the NWSC Science Advisory Committee; Senior Science Advisor for the Puget Sound Partnership; Affiliate Associate Professor, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, University of Washington. ...

Ingrid Tohver
Research scientist with the Climate Impacts Group at University of Washington. Studies projected changes in frequency and intensity of extremes of flooding and drought and the implications for water supply, hydropower, agriculture, and fish habitat. ...

Veronica von Allworden
Owner of Sky and Sea Photography, experienced scuba diver with up close shark encounters from all over the world. ...

David Oakes Wallin
Professor of Environmental Sciences, Western Washington University. Conducting research on forest ecology and wildlife conservation. ...

James Watson
Wildlife Research Scientist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the lead researcher for statewide raptor studies. ...

Jeff Wheeler
Cama Beach Area Manager for Washington State Parks. ...

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