Arnold Schouten and his wife Debbie created the Dry Creek Waterfowl Sanctuary in Port Angeles, Washington. The Schoutens have spent 33 years transforming 50 acres of Olympic wilderness into their home and that of threatened and endangered northern sea ducks; establishing international recognition for their successful captive breeding program. King and speckled eiders, scaly-sided mergansers, smews, longtails and other species are nurtured to adulthood for zoos and scientific research around the world.
A lifelong natural history buff and passionate waterman, Arnold has participated in wildlife rehabilitation following three major oil spills. In addition to serving on the MRC representing the Development Community, he is an active member of the Surfrider Foundation.