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Mahmoud Abdel-Monem
Retired Researcher, Faculty Member, and Administrator in Medicinal Chemistry. Currently a Scientific Consultant, a Sound Water Steward, and a member of the Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron. ...

Rein Attemann
Puget Sound Campaign Manager at Washington Environmental Council's People for Puget Sound Program. ...

David Bailey
Assistant Wildlife Biologist for the Tulalip Tribes Wildlife Program ...

Barbara Bennett
Environmental educator and outreach coordinator for the ocean acidification program based at NOAA's laboratory in Mukilteo. ...

John Bower
Professor at Western Washington University with interests in Animal Behavior, Animal Communication, Northwest Natural History and Ecology, Evolution, Music, Ornithology, Marine Bird Ecology, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Issues in Biology and Society. ...

Eric Brooks
Director, Island County Department of Emergency Management. ...

Hillary Burgess
Science Coordinator at COASST and involved in the UW Citizen Science Community. Background in community engagement with a passion for citizen science. ...

Max Calloway
Currently working with the Puget Sound Restoration Fund, where he co-manages the organization's growing kelp recovery and restoration efforts. ...

Betsy Carlson
Citizen Science Coordinator for Port Townsend Marine Science Center. ...

Tim Carpenter
Curator of Fish and Invertebrates at the Seattle Aquarium. ...

Henry Carson
Leader of the WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife's shellfish dive team that manages fisheries for geoduck, sea cucumber, sea urchin, and scallops, as well as the pinto abalone population recovery program. ...

Dale Christensen
Experienced sea kayaker here in the Salish Sea. ...

Lori Clark
Manager of Island County Department of Natural Resources and the Coordinator for the Island Local Integrating Organization. ...

Wayne Clark
Currently serves as President of the Admiralty Head Lighthouse Keepers at Fort Casey State Park. ...

Dan Clements
Photographer, publisher, adventurer. ...

Matthew Colston
Surface Water Quality Specialist for Island County Department of Natural Resources. ...

Maribeth Crandell
Environmental educator and aficionado of a low carbon lifestyle. ...

Marianne Edain
Co-founder of Whidbey Environmental Action Network and restoration ecologist. ...

Martha Ellis
Local naturalist and member of the Washington Native Plant Society. ...

Steve Ellis
Local naturalist and former president of Whidbey Audubon Society. ...

Hilary Franz
Commissioner of Public lands, Washington State Department of Natural Resources. ...

Richard Gammon
Professor(Emeritus) of Chemistry and Oceanography, Adjunct Professor(Emeritus) of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington and former Co-Director of the UW Program on the Environment (2004-2007). ...

Howard Garrett
Co-Founder of Orca Network and whale advocate. ...

Carrie Garrison-Laney
Tsunami hazards expert at Washington Sea Grant and liaison to the National Center for Tsunami Research at the Pacific Marin Environmental Laboratory in Seattle. ...

Deborah Giles
Whale research scientist and advisor involved in various collaborative research and education projects focused on stewardship of killer whales. ...

Greg Goforth
Associate Critical Areas Planner with Island County. ...

Harrison Goodall
Architectural conservator specializing in historic vernacular architecture, and an educator in the field of Historic Preservation who has developed curriculum for the National Park Service, National Forest Service, historic sites, museums and others. Current Lighthouse Environment Program volunteer. ...

Emily Grason
Marine Ecologist, Washington Sea Grant, University of Washington. Studying invasive European Green Crab. ...

Cheryl Greengrove
Associate Professor and founding faculty member of the Environmental Sciences program at University of Washington Tacoma. ...

Neil Harrington
Represents the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe on the Jefferson county Marine Resources Committee, the Dungeness River Audubon Center Board and the National Harmful Algal Bloom Committee. ...

John Hudson
Past Squadron Education Officer of the Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron and aspiring member of the International Society of Crab Whisperers. ...

Sego Jackson
Strategic Advisor for Waste Prevention and Product Stewardship for Seattle Public Utilities, and Packaging Committee Chair for the Northwest Product Stewardship Council ...

Jody Jeffers
Island County CERT Coordinator at Island County Emergency Management. ...

George Kaminsky
Coastal Engineer with the Washington State Department of Ecology who oversees the Coastal Monitoring and Analysis Program at Ecology. ...

Doug Kelly
Hydrogeologist with Island County Environmental Health. ...

Elyssa Kerr
Program Manager for Beavers Northwest ...

Ardi Kveven
Founder and Executive Director of the Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA), an innovative early-college program at Everett Community College. ...

Lou LaBombard
Professor at Skagit Valley College and professional Native American story teller. ...

Jennifer Lanksbury
Marine Ecotoxicologist with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife's Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program. ...

Hannah Liss
Associate Critical Areas Planner with the Island County Planning and Community Development team. ...

T. Abe Lloyd
An ethnobotanist specializing in Northwest Coast indigenous food systems. He is the Director of Salal, the Cascadian Food Institute. ...

Parker MacCready
Professor in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington. Specializes in the physics of coastal and estuarine waters and develops realistic computer simulations and forecasting models. Leads the UW Coastal Modeling Group. ...

Julie Masura
Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Washington Tacoma ...

Nathan McCurtain
Field Organizer with Washington Environmental Council. ...

Dan McShane
Founder and senior geologist for Stratum Group, a consulting firm dedicated to providing quality property assessments for geologic risk, contamination and natural resource issues. He has conducted hundreds of evaluations of landslide or frequently flooded areas, debris torrent and alluvial fan areas, abandoned coal mine areas, storm water infiltration and impacts, and gravel deposit assessments. He has completed over 25 environmental clean-ups on contaminated sites. ...

Don Meehan
WSU Island County Director Emeritus and founder of the WSU Beach Watchers. ...

Ian Miller
Coastal hazards specialist with Washington Sea Grant. ...

Kelsi Mottet
Marketing, Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Whidbey Island Conservation District. ...

Jan Newton
Principal Oceanographer with the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington, affiliate faculty with the UW College of the Environment and Executive Director of the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems. ...

David Parent
Owner of the Useless Bay Animal Clinic and licensed by the Washington Department of Fish and Game to treat wildlife, including marine mammals. ...

Rhonda Paulson
Vice-president of the Camano Preparedness Group and member of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service. ...

Katrina Poppe
Wetland ecologist and co-owner of Salal, the Cascadian Food Institute. ...

Lovel Pratt
Marine Protection Program Director at Friends of the San Juans. ...

Helen Price Johnson
Commissioner on the Island County Board of Commissioners since 2008 and 2018 Board Chair. ...

Gregg Ridder
Retired research scientist who voluntarily contributes to the mapping of eelgrass abundance using underwater videography and aerial photography. ...

Don Rothaus
Shellfish Biologist for 30 years with Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Manages crab and shrimp resources in Puget Sound. Author of children's books on animals and the environment. ...

Bart Rulon
Professional wildlife artist and photographer. ...

Sue Ryan
Program Director of the Camano Preparedness Group sponsored by Island County Department of Emergency Management. ...

Meera Lee Sethi
Currently in her 4th year of PhD studies in Biology at the University of Washington. Specifically, her research focuses on the impacts of climate change on the relationships between subalpine meadow plants and their insect herbivores. ...

Olivia Shangrow
Biologist and operations specialist for Rent Mason Bees ...

Joe Sheldon
College professor (retired); current Senior Academic Adviser for Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship. ...

Brian Sherrod
Project Chief and Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator for the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program. ...

Hugh Shipman
Coastal Geologist, Washington Department of Ecology. ...

Jill Silver
Executive Director and Watershed Program Manager at 10,000 Years Institute. ...

Dawn Spilsbury Pucci
Lead Entity Coordinator for Island County. Works with watershed groups for salmon recovery in Washington State through partnerships and sound science. ...

Bill Steele
Director of Outreach and Information Services, University of Washington, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. ...

Rachel Taylor
A social and environmental activist, traveler, feminist, communicator and student of nature both within and without. ...

Heather Trim
Executive Director, Zero Waste Washington. ...

Yaamini Venkataraman
Graduate student at the University of Washington studying the effects of ocean acidification on oysters. ...

Bert Webber
Professor emeritus from Huxley College at Western Washington University in Bellingham, and the man who coined the title "Salish Sea". ...

Eli Wheat
Farmer at SkyRoot Farm and a faculty member in the Environmental Studies program at the University of Washington. Her academic background is in marine ecology, but her passion lies in the application of ecological knowledge in the context of food production systems. ...

Sue Ellen White
Award-winning Whidbey Island journalist and kayaker. ...

John F. Williams
Filmmaker, Still Hope Productions, Inc. producing educational underwater films ...

Janet Wright
Senior Planner with Island County. ...

Kevin W. Zobrist
Coordinates the WSU Extension Forestry and Extension Biofuel programs in northwest Washington. ...

 

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