Thursday, March 26, 2009

NOAA Scientist speaks at Sustainable Shoreline meeting Friday March 27th

Bill Bear writes:

Sustainable Shoreline Education Association meets this Friday, March 27th, at 7:00 pm, 14555 25th Ave NE Shoreline at the First Christian Reformed Church. Parking is in the back.

Guest Speaker Dr. Alan Mearns is a Senior Staff Scientist with NOAA's National Emergency Response Division in Seattle. He will be speaking on Pollution Monitoring of Puget Sound.

On Tuesday, March 24, his team and NOAA paid tribute to the 20th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Alaska. Alan has been studying the recovery of Prince William Sound since 1989.

Alan is an ecologist and fisheries biologist. Among his many activities he has been studying marine environmental quality of Puget Sound and the Pacific Coast for over 40 years.

Alan has done some extensive research on mussels & local water contamination through a program called “National Mussel Watch”

We are very fortunate to have him doing this work in our local waters. If you would like to meet him and learn about his findings, please join us.

Link to Sustainable Shoreline

Link to "Twenty Years after Valdez" (KUOW news story)

photo of Puget Sound by Erroll Ozgencil via flickr

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