4th Wednesday Evening Seminar Series

Sound Water Stewards are proud to present our monthly ‘4th Wednesday’ seminar series on Camano Island.

All talks begin at 7pm at the Camano Library (at Terry’s Corner).

Scheduled 2017 Talks

  • May 25   “Pigeon Guillemots – The Adorable Seabird with Bright Red Feet”     Presented by Govinda Rosling, a Whidbey Island wildlife photographer active in the Guillemot Research Group, and Ann Casey, a retired educator active in both the Whidbey Audubon Society and the Guillemot Research Group.  This talk with include a photo rich account of the Pigeon Guillemot, describing its life cycle, behavioral habits, quirks and antics.   Pigeon Guillemots are an indicator species of the ecological health of Puget Sound, and details of recent surveys will be covered, such as size of the colonies around Whidbey Island; fish types fed to the PG chicks; and number of nesting burrows.      The talk will also discuss starting a Pigeon Guillemot breeding survey on Camano Island, including possible beaches where surveys could take place.
  • April 22 –  “Climate Change-Local Impacts” presented by Tamara Neuffer, Stillaguamish Tribe Natural Resources Outreach/Education Coordinator
    This program will summarize climate change, its causes, as well as its local impacts, such as:
    • Human health
    • Agriculture and wildlife
    • Sea level rise
    • Ocean aciditication
    • Weather

  • March 22 – talk will be by Taylor Shellfish.
  • February 22 – talk will be on work being done at Leque Island.
  • January 25 – “Estuaries in the Skagit River Delta — a Bird’s Eye View” – by Leah Rensel.