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SWS Members Meeting

February 14, 2022 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Northwest Straits Foundation and Initiative: A Community Approach to Restoration and Protection of the Salish Sea” with Lisa Kaufman of NW Straits Foundation

The public is welcome to attend for the speaker. Register here to receive the zoom link.

10 am – Business Meeting – John Mathis, Facilitator, Camano hosting

First Stewards Acknowledgement

Reports & Announcements:

  • Board – Kris Holley
  • Sound Waters University (SWU) – Nancy Neudecker
  • Volunteer Education and Training (VET) – Lee Badovinus
  • Stewardship Committee – tree planting update, interpretive signs adoption
  • Education Committee – Allie – new podcast is live
  • Other Announcements?
    • Whidbey Steering – March Meeting Speaker

10:30 to 11:30 – Guest Speaker Lisa Kaufman of NW Straits Foundation – see below
11:30 to 12:30 – Breakout Rooms for each island: Camano and Whidbey

Register here to receive the zoom link.

Northwest Straits Foundation and Initiative: A Community Approach to Restoration and Protection of the Salish Sea” with Lisa Kaufman of NW Straits Foundation

Lisa Kaufman is the Director of Programs for NW Straits Foundation based in Bellingham. She manages nearshore habitat restoration project development, implementation, and supervision for the Foundation and its projects partners, including the Marine Resources Committees. She collaborates with project partners on all phases of the projects including feasibility, design, permitting, construction, monitoring, and oversight of work completed by contractors and partner organizations. Lisa also leads the Shore Friendly landowner outreach and incentive program to prevent and reduce the impacts of shoreline armoring.
Lisa talks about the history and funding of the NW Straits Commission and Foundation, how the MRCs (Marine Resource Committees) got started, and how Sound Water Stewards can help as community scientists working with our local MRC, plus provide an overview of all of the Foundation’s programs to preserve the Salish Sea ecosystems and habitats. 

Recently Lisa Kaufman and Dr. Ian Miller collaborated on a Coastal Resilience and Sea Level Rise presentation which you can view online

Watch Lisa Kaufman’s presentation here

Camano Members Meeting Agenda

  1. Welcome Camano – John Mathis, Facilitator
  2. Remember the Padlet we did: Next Steps on Padlet Priorities – Tom & Gaylen
    • Meet n Greet / Volunteer Fair – May 11 – IN-PERSON at Cama Great Room, with coffee, tea, donuts. It’s a terrific opportunity to learn about projects, meet the people, and find ways to get involved. Every project, committee or activity doing work in 2022 should have a table to sign people up and talk about what you do.
    • Booths at Fairs, events, farmers markets, Camano 101 – would you like to help update our booth? Would you like to help sell GTWE at events? Contact: Gaylen Heacock
  3. Two Projects Offer Immediate Opportunities
    • Tree Planting – Sat, March 12, noon, bring your shovel, bucket, gloves (bucket is for water) – Gaylen Heacock & Joan Green
    • Invasive European Green Crab Team – Elger Bay Team needs helpers – Training will be offered in March – John Mathis
  4. Announcements
    • Please recruit Camano folks to Apply for Annual Training in 2022 – tell your friends https://soundwaterstewards.org/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/
    • Seining for Juvenile Salmon (Leque, zis a ba) – NEW – Joan Schrammeck
    • LEP – John Radzewich
    • Camano 101 – at Camano Center – Sat Sep 24, 1 to 4 pm – Scott Chase
    • State Parks – Jeff Wheeler
    • Other Announcements?

Find phone/email for all members – inside Volunteer Portal (for members)on SWS new website