Recording of Speakers – see Speaker Bios and topic Below
10:00 am – Sound Water Stewards (SWS) Business Meeting
First Stewards Acknowledgement
Sound Water Stewards Reports:
10:30 am – Featured Speakers – Mariko Langness & Danielle Nordstrom of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), Marine Fish Science, Toxics Biological Observation System for the Salish Sea (TBiOS) on how transplanted mussels are used to monitor pollution in the Puget Sound nearshore under the WDFW Mussel Watch program.
Learn about the current status of the most frequently detected organic contaminants found in the study mussels from the initial seven-year WDFW monitoring survey period and the results of the Stormwater Action Monitoring program partner survey data. Plus, future program plans and volunteer opportunities for the upcoming fall/winter (2023/2024) field survey season.
Public is welcome to attend.
Read more about Mariko and Danielle below.
11:30 am – Breakout Rooms for Camano and Whidbey
About the presenters: Mariko Langness and Danielle Nordstrom are Fish and Wildlife Biologists with the WDFW Toxics Biological Observation System (TBiOS) team. They support TBiOS monitoring programs to determine the extent and magnitude of toxic contaminants in marine and salmonid species living in Puget Sound and Washington’s Pacific coast.
Mariko is largely focused on developing monitoring programs to assess the status and trends of toxic contaminants in nearshore biota. She currently manages the biennial Washington State Mussel Watch surveys, a contaminant monitoring program using transplanted native bay mussels to monitor pollution in the nearshore. Mariko received her B.Sc. in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences from the University of Washington in 2008.
Danielle coordinates all field and lab activities for the Mussel Watch surveys and provides similar support to other TBiOS projects. She is further active in environmental education and community outreach. Danielle received her B.Sc. in 2015 from The Evergreen State College with an emphasis on marine biology and botany.
Meeting ID: 859 5145 2336
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Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85951452336