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October Meeting

Presented by Ginny Broadhurst

Tuesday, October 9 ; Bonapartes Gull 7:00 Social; 7:30 Program
Padilla Bay Interpretive Center
10441 Bayview-Edison Road
Mt. Vernon, Washington

Bonaparte’s Gull is in steep decline.

The mission of the Salish Sea Institute is to foster responsible stewardship of the Salish Sea, inspiring and informing its protection for the benefit of current and future generations. One important facet of the Institute is the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. An assembly of scientists, First Nations and tribal government representatives, community and business leaders and many more share the latest scientific research, and plan future actions for protecting and restoring the Salish Sea ecosystem. Policies are developed to preserve the health of the Sea. For instance, 12 marine bird species have lost more than 60% of their population between 1979 and 2005, according to WWU’s John Bower.

The Shannon Point Marine Center and Redfish School are also part of the Institute. Redfish is designed for people who want to lead the way in creating ecological sustainability and social equity in their communities. Ginny Broadhurst was the Executive Director of the Northwest Straits Commission for 10 years.

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Skagit Audubon Society holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month except for the months of July and August. We meet at 7:00 pm at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center(Google map), 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd. Mount Vernon. Meetings are open to all.

The board of directors meets at the same location at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month, except for the months of July and August.