2019 MRC Conference
November 15-16, 2019
Agenda: Click here a copy of the agenda. Check back for presentations, photos and other post-conference information.
Presentations and audio/video will be shared where possible. Click the session title below to view. If the session you're interested in is not linked, check back for updates over the next few weeks.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Field trip: Howarth Park - Hosted by the Snohomish MRC, led by Bob Hillman
MRC Project Slideshow - Each MRC submitted 3-slides on each project they wanted to share with others. The slides were compiled and presented as a slideshow throughout the event.
Northwest Straits 101 - Dr. Lucas Hart, Director, Northwest Straits Commission and Don Hunger, Executive Director, Northwest Straits Foundation
Tying it all together: the impact of our collective actions - Dr. Tessa Francis, Puget Sound Institute; Dr. Ron Thom, Northwest Straits Commission; Dr. Tom Mumford, Marine Agronomics. Click here to view the draft model produced and shared the morning of day two of the conference.
Musings on habitat loss and restoration in Puget Sound - Dr. Tish Conway-Cranos, WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Lessons learned from painting Fishes of the Salish Sea - Ray Troll, Artist. Click here to view an interactive display of "Fishes of the Salish Sea".
Remarks from Senator Liz Lovelett
Podcast: OCTOPOD, Open Communications for The Ocean - Raye Evrard and Allie Brown
Welcome – Chairman Shawn Yanity, Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians
Environmental Leadership Award - Dr. Ron Thom
Deep Time and the Salish Sea - Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Tying it all together summary results - Dr. Tessa Francis, Puget Sound Institute
Building community connections - Cheryl Lowe, Jefferson MRC staff;
Rebecca Benjamin, North Olympic Salmon Coalition; Dr. Julia Parrish, UW Coastal Observation & Seabird Survey Team
Remarks from Representative Debra Lekanoff
Climate change and the blue carbon revolution - Dr. John Rybczyk, Western Washington University. Dr. Rybczyk shared a presentation and a link to a short video on blue carbon. Click here to watch the video.
Remarks from US Representative Suzan DelBene
Transboundary cooperation in killer whale conservation - Dr. Rob Williams, Oceans Initiative
MRC Awards - presented by Nan McKay, Northwest Straits Commission/Foundation and Anne Murphy, President, Northwest Straits Foundation.