You’re Invited | Monthly Meeting Hosted by Sound Water Stewards

Join us every second Monday of the month for a guest speaker to present on topics related to our mission and vision of a healthy sustainable Salish Sea.

April 8, 2024 | Island Commissioner Janet St. Clair

Public is welcome to attend! Next Monthly Meeting is May 13.

10:00 am: SWS Business Meeting – reports from board and committees
10:30 am: Featured Speaker
11:30 am: Breakout Rooms for Camano and Whidbey

Topic:  “Our Environmental Future, Citizen Input, and Island County’s Comprehensive Plan.”

Speaker:  Janet St. Clair,  Island County Commissioner

Comprehensive Plans are mandated by the State and are created by each County for managing its own future. Island County Planning is NOW asking its citizens to help create our next Comprehensive Plan. This plan will reach 20 years into the future and creates the constraints  in which the next Shoreline Management will be developed.  

Details of the Member portion
  • 10:00              Welcome and Acknowledgement – Jeanie McElwain?
  • 10:05              Board Rept – Paul  or Robbin
  • 10:10              Staff Report – Tabitha and Hadley  Whidbey & Camano happenings
  • 10:20              Education: VET – Lee B, SWU 2025-Jack Burchard/Tabitha, Whale cruise rept – Jill Hein
  • 10:25              Stewardship – Scott C.
  • 10:30              Science- Preparation for intertidal monitoring – Jeanie M.
Camano Breakout Room Agenda

Facilitator: Kathy McNally

  • Next First Friday Coffee Social, April 5th at Rockaway at 9 a.m.
  • Events Committee to meet April 16th – Meredith Peterson
  • Nature Discovery Day will be May 9th – 10th, 10am-1pm
  • Cama Beach update – Meredith Peterson
  • Beach Monitoring beginning this month – Louis Craig
  • Scheduling of “reports” on Camano projects beginning May’s meeting (Camano portion of meeting) – Kathy McNally
  • Two empty SWS Board seats representing Camano – Scott Chase
  • The Convergence Room at the Island County Annex has been reserved for the May and June SWS Member Meeting. (Water only)
  • Speaker for May 13th: Thomas Quinn, PhD, UW School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences

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