Are you passionate about the Salish Sea and Puget Sound?

by Marky Olson 30th December 2015

Photo courtesy of Christopher S. Teren


You won’t want to miss Sound Waters 2016 - a one-day university on Whidbey Island filled with more than 60 fun and informative classes about the natural world and the fragile environment of the Salish Sea, bringing together people and researchers passionate about life in Puget Sound.


  • When: Saturday, February 6th, 2016
  • Where: South Whidbey High School
  • Register online at opening January 4, 2016


Past attendees described their experiences:


“Each time has been well worth the time and cost. We always meet many friends there and what better way to meet than when sharing environmental and contemporary local concerns?”


“A fantastic event, truly an extraordinary accomplishment by an amazing team of dedicated volunteers. A highly paid professional staff or commercial company couldn’t do better.”


This view of the new Elwha River Delta shows how research can lead to understanding and improving our environment. Bringing researchers into our one-day university may lead to further paradigm-shifting events like the dam removals on The Elwha.


“We’re working to save the wild Pacific salmon-no sure thing-and with it, the iconic orcas of the Salish Sea.  Against major odds, we took a hard look at our region’s most egregious natural transgression-the Elwha River dams-and knocked them down.”


Ron Judd, Seattle Times staff writer, “Bring Back the Bear,” Pacific NW, 11-22-15.


Sound Waters is honored to present a very exciting keynote speaker, Brian Atwater – co-author of The Orphan Tsunami of 1700, Japanese Clues to a Parent Earthquake in North America. His address will include excerpts from the new 2015 edition and insights regarding the geology of Puget Sound.


Sound Waters presents a unique opportunity to learn the latest information about ocean acidification, climate change, marine life and ecosystems, boating, fishing, shellfish harvesting, state parks, gardening, forests and many other related topics. Participants will select three classes out of more than 60 presentations.


Visit the Sound Waters website for a preview of the Keynote speaker and 60 classes, 43 of them new this year.  Registration opens January 4th.

We look forward to seeing you.

Posted by WhidbeyLocal
Wednesday, 30th December 2015, 08:58pm.
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