Citizen Stewardship Committee hosts October 22 forum with presentations on citizen science, ocean acidification, forage fish, and warming climates.
The Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committee is hosting its annual Cherry Point Forum from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, at Bellingham Technical College, Building G, Room 102J, at 3028 Lindbergh Ave. in Bellingham.
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) provide staff support to the volunteer-led committee.
This year’s forum will include speakers presenting on topics related to climate change impacts to the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve.
Located in Whatcom County, the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve is one of eight Aquatic Reserves in the state. Established by DNR on state-owned aquatic lands in Puget Sound, Aquatic Reserves include important biodiversity and aquatic habitat critical to Salish Sea health.
Cherry Point Forum speakers and topics are:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-733-8307 x213.
For a schedule and background information about the speakers, visit re-sources.org/cherrypointforum.
To RSVP on Facebook, visit facebook.com/events/1285374178171436.
Media contacts: Eleanor Hines, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, email@example.com, 360-733-8307 x213
Kathleen Jacobson, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-902-1000
The Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committee formed to increase public awareness and enjoyment of the Aquatic Reserve and assist DNR’s Aquatic Reserve Program to successfully implement the Aquatic Reserve’s management plan. The committee conducts scientific monitoring projects, performs education and outreach activities, and monitors actions in and around the reserve that may impact the ecosystem. For more information, visit aquaticreserves.org.
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the health of Northwest Washington’s people and ecosystems through the application of science, education, advocacy, and action. For more information, visit re-sources.org.
Washington State Department of Natural Resources established the Aquatic Reserves Program promotes the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of state-owned aquatic lands that are of special educational, scientific, or environmental interest. For more information, visit dnr.wa.gov.