Member Spotlight: Casey Dennehy

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Casey Dennehy WCMAC Recreation Seat Casey is the Washington Coast Program Manager for the Surfrider Foundation. He is actively engaged in the Shoreline Master Plan updates for Grays Harbor County, is the chair of the Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee, sits on the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, and directs Surfrider’s Coastal… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Brian Sheldon

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Brian Sheldon WCMAC Aquaculture Seat   Brian is the owner of Northern Oyster Company in Willapa Bay. His family homesteaded near the shores of Willapa in the 1880′s, and his grandfather started the company in 1934. Brian’s family has been growing clams and oysters on tide flats for three to five generations depending on which… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Garrett Dalan

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Garrett Dalan WCMAC Chairperson and Grays Harbor Marine Resources Committee Seat Garrett recently joined The Nature Conservancy as the Washington Coast Conservation Coordinator and was appointed to the Grays Harbor County Marine Resource Committee (GHC MRC). For the decade prior he worked for the Grays Harbor County Division of Environmental Health, which included being the… Read more »

Social Indicators Workshop & Marine Resources Committee Meeting

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Join the North Coast Marine Resources Committee meeting for a presentation from and discussion hosted by Washington Sea Grant’s social scientist, Melissa Poe.   What: Learn about the human well-being assessment project methods. Discuss the draft conceptual model results for the northern coastal counties, which were built from an analysis of 2012-2013 stakeholder workshop notes…. Read more »

Learn How Marine Spatial Planning Works

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Our ocean is a busy place. Many users, from beach dwellers to shellfish growers, fishermen to shipping operators, share the marine waters and public access. Marine spatial planning balances these interests and anticipates potential new uses while protecting sustainable practices and preserving healthy ecosystems.   Join Washington Sea Grant and the state’s natural resources agencies… Read more »

Social Indicators Workshops & Marine Resources Committee Meetings

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Join the Grays Harbor Marine Resources Committee meeting for a presentation from and discussion hosted by Washington Sea Grant’s social scientist, Melissa Poe. When/Where: April 14 at the Grays Harbor Marine Resources Committee Meeting at 3:30pm. What: Learn about the human well-being assessment project methods. Discuss the draft conceptual model results for Grays Harbor County,… Read more »

Social Indicators Workshops & Marine Resources Committee Meetings

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Join the coastal Marine Resources Committees for a presentation from and discussion hosted by Washington Sea Grant’s social scientist, Melissa Poe. What: Learn about the human well-being assessment project methods. Discuss the draft conceptual model results, which were built from an analysis of 2012-2013 stakeholder workshop notes. Provide input on the suite of indicators that… Read more »

Ocean Frontiers II Viewing on the Coast

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The Washington coastal premiere of Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea brings audiences face-to-face with those now embarking on the nation’s first multi-state ocean plan. The film prominently features Rhode Island and is an inspiring story of citizens coming together to promote healthier economies and healthier seas across New England…. Read more »

Q & A: Will the plan create new regulations?

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Q: Will the plan create new regulations? A: No, the plan will not create new regulations. The Marine Spatial Plan addresses the need for coordinated decision-making across entities by providing common information, analyses, and recommendations for potential uses that support decisions. It will also provide mechanisms for coordinating review of proposals and implementing the plan… Read more »

The Season to Volunteer

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Do you enjoy walking on the beach? Are you interested in learning more about the marine natural resources in your area? Most of us appreciate long walks on the beach and seeing the sun peak through the clouds on a rainy day. November is the perfect time to show your volunteer spirit and head to… Read more »