Hello? Puget Sound Partnership? – Guest Blog on Salish Sea Communications

I think Pete speaks for many of us, very frustrated at the endless planning and prioritization sessions that the Partnership foists on us. In the end, we need more money on the ground, being spent on a wide range of projects and education of the population.

Hello?  Puget Sound Partnership?  Do you suppose you could take a little break from meetings and planning and strategizing and round up some ammunition to send my way?


EVENT: Day of Science in Port Angeles – APRIL 22nd.

Science Celebration Flyer final

EVENT: Oily Boids Get the Training in PA! April 8 and 15

Oiled Wildlife Flyer 2017Clallam Marine Resources Committee is offering two free oiled wildlife training April 8th and April 15th.

Clallam MRC is offering two free oiled wildlife training April 8 and April 15, 2017

The class April 8 will cover:

  • Health & safety.  Facility requirements
  • Bird anatomy & family characteristics, live & dead specimen practice sessions
  • Effects of oil & secondary complications
  • Hands-on bird anatomy and basic examination
  • Bird handling, intubation / hydration

Maximum 25 participants

The class April 15 will cover:

  •  Health & safety.  Facility requirements
  •  Bird anatomy & family characteristics, live & dead specimen practice sessions
  •  Effects of oil & secondary complications
  •  Search & collection planning
  •  Search & collection procedures (netting, stalking, teamwork, gear)
  •  Initial “beak-to-tail” examination & treatment
  •  Bird handling, intubation / hydration

Maximum 30 participants


To register online go to http://www.clallamcountymrc.org/  You can choose one or the other or come to both classes.

For both classes bring:

  • Lunch – snacks will be provided
  • Comfortable, casual, warm layered clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty
  • For April 15 – rain gear, sturdy boots (waterproof if possible), sunglasses, hat, and binoculars


Ever wonder about that foam on rivers? – ADN.com

Having just returned from a river rafting trip on the John Day in Oregon, this thought crossed my mind. And of course, someone has recently written about it on the Internet. Enjoy.

While sitting in the front of a canoe on a twisty Alaska creek, my daughter asked to steer closer to the riverbank. She wanted to grab some suds. There, caught in the elbows of fallen trees, were quivering mounds of white foam.

Foam is floating on most Alaska waterways this summer. Years ago, when I first saw yellowish suds on a creek that ran behind my cabin, I thought of something man-made and nasty spilled upstream. But the Pearl Creek foam and other globs seen far from towns are probably natural.


EVENT: WSU Naturalist Training

2016 Bn Trn Info

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