SWS Members: Find the recording HERE
10:00 am – SWS Business Meeting
10:30 am – Featured Speaker – Jeffrey Cordell, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS), Principal Research Scientist, Wetland Ecosystem Team (public is welcome to attend)
11:30 am – Breakout Rooms for Camano and Whidbey
Jeff Cordell is a research scientist at UW’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) where he has worked for over four decades. He has participated in projects concerning invasive species, invertebrate taxonomy, and habitat restoration. Most recently, he led the team that designed and built the enhanced seawall along the Seattle waterfront, the largest eco-engineering project of its kind. The enhanced seawall is intended to provide an intertidal migratory corridor for juvenile salmon and to increase available nearshore habitat. Enhancements include a glass panel sidewalk to increase light to the water, an intertidal bench to provide shallow water habitat, and a roughened seawall substrate to encourage colonization by algae and invertebrates. Performance of these enhancements is the subject of ongoing monitoring, which Jeff and his recent graduate student Bob Oxborrow will share with us at the March 13th meeting.
Jeff will be joined by Bob Oxborrow (MS 2021), an Estuarine Ecologist at UW SAFS (and scuba diver) and part of the Wetland Ecosystem Team. Bob’s research focused on invertebrate prey availability to juvenile salmon on the Seattle seawall.
Zoom link for this meeting:
Camano Breakout Room Agenda: