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Protecting the Salish Sea virtual event

  • Sat Oct 10th, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by event organizers

A virtual event titled “Protecting the Salish Sea in the time of COVID-19,” is being hosted by Community Rights San Juan Islands through the Lopez Island Library from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Registration is currently being taken through the Lopez Library Website.

The event will include panelists: 40th District Washington State Representatives Alex Ramel and Deborah Lekanoff; SeaDoc Society Director of Science Dr. Joe Gaydos; Policy Director Friends of the San Juans Lovell Pratt; Port Angeles City Council Member and CELDF Attorney Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin; and Salish Sea activist Kurtis Dengler.

Realizing how difficult in-person participation can be in these unprecedented times, this event will help guide concerned residents of existing and proposed projects that have the potential to increase environmental harm to the ecosystems within San Juan County and the Salish Sea Bioregion. Registered participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear from current leaders both in local government and non-profit organizations on what they see as crucial areas of concern and effective actions that can be taken.

Community Rights is a Washington state nonprofit organization based on Lopez Island that is working to recognize the Rights of Nature for the Salish Sea. Kai Sanburn of CRSJI and Robin Reid a professor of People and the Environment at Colorado State University are both long-time Lopez Island residents and will be moderating the event.

Register for the program at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YXDapWmvSl61BK0iR7b9mg.