In the spring of 2012, a team from Portland State and Simon Fraser Universities collected geologic core samples from Salt Creek Marsh to determine the presence and extent of tsunami inundation and seismic subsidence at this location along the coast of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This work was part of a larger study designed to understand the mechanisms and impacts of paleo-tsunamis along the northern Washington Coast. This region of the Olympic Peninsula is also one of the most productive areas for birds and fish. In this series of presentations we celebrate this valuable corner of Washington state.
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September 27, 2012 6:30 pm
The Landing Mall Conference Room
Port Angeles WA 982362
Coastal Watershed Institute (CWI) and partners are collaborating with the City of Port Angeles to present a community workshop, September 27, 6:30 pm at The Landing Mall conference room to discuss the functional linkages of the Elwha dam removal to our nearshore, bluff and beach processes, and reoccurring management issues of the City of Port Angeles, including the landfill shoreline. The meeting is part of an ongoing effort to promote dialogue and understanding on wise long term stewardship of our critical nearshore resources.
This will be the first of a series of CWI led community workshops with partners, including Clallam county, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Washington Department of Ecology, Earth Economics and Washington Sea Grant . Together we are working to understand the nearshore environment through new data on high precision bluff erosion and quantifying economic values of ecosystem services. The work includes significant public outreach with landowners and the general public to increase public and landowner understanding of bluff erosion processes and ecologically sound management options, and inform the SMP update process.
Contact Nichole Harris at nichole.harris@coastalwatershedinstitute, or Anne Shaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org, 360.461.0799, for information
Lawrence M Dill, PhD
Evolutionary & Behavioral Ecology and Earth2Ocean Research Groups of Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada presented:
When: Tuesday August 14th 2012 6:30 PM
Where: Landing Mall, Port Angeles
The discussion included:
• The impacts that salmon farms can have on wild salmon stocks
• Recent research on sea lice and other pathogens.
• How the iconic Fraser River sockeye salmon have been put at risk by salmon aquaculture.
• Degradation of the bottom communities below the farms.
• Pollution, by-catch of other fish species, escapes, and inadvertent or intentional reduction of marine mammal populations.
• New potential open pen aquaculture projects near Port Angeles.
Event sponsored by the Coastal Watershed Institute, Wild Salmon Center, Sierra Club Activist Network, and Olympic Peninsula Chapter Surfrider Foundation.
Link to presentation (two parts):
Audio only version:
When:19 September 2012 with the community meeting at the at 5:00 PM.
Where: Joyce Grange
13 December 2011, 6:30 pm M Building Lecture Hall, Peninsula College, Port Angeles, Washington
See the youtube link to view this presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHJK5ISKR2Q
On 11 March 2011, a devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake and resultant tsunami struck northern Japan. Tons of debris washed to sea. Large quantities of the floating plastics will persist for decades as it orbits the oceanic gyres, and the highest concentrations are expected to wash up along beaches of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia-but when? And what?
Curt Ebbesmeyer, an expert on oceanographic processes who has turned beach combing into a science, will present an overview of what marine debris can tell us and an update his work on this fascinating element of a world spanning natural disaster.
This presentation is co-sponsored by Coastal Watershed Institute, Peninsula College, the Olympic Peninsula Chapter of Surfrider Foundation, and the Clallam Marine Resources Committee. A five dollar donation at the door requested (students are free with a valid, current student id card). Admission proceeds to benefit the CWI collaborative nearshore internship program, and the Beachcombers’ Alert. Also, Port Book and News will offer books for sale at the presentation.
Contact Anne Shaffer, 360.461.0799, email@example.com for more information.