2020 Coast Salmon Partnership Meeting Schedule
The Coast Salmon Partnership Board of Directors meets at the Port of Grays Harbor, 111 South Wooding Street in Aberdeen, WA. Unless otherwise indicated, the meeting time is 10 am and 2 pm. Members of the public are welcome.
Conferences, Workshops and Training
Share your work. Grow your understanding. Network with colleagues.
March 6, 2020
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Special Event: “Saving Tarboo Creek” with Scott Freeman
Transalta Commons 122 and Lobby, Centralia College, Centralia
Hear from regional landowner and author Scott Freeman about his family’s experience restoring their property for salmon. This event is sponsored by the Chehalis Lead Entity, The Chehalis Basin Partnership, Centralia College and the Chehalis River Basin Land Trust.
For more information contact Kirsten Harma
March 9, 2020
6 PM to 8 PM
Restoring Green Sturgeon: Forum to Address Decline of Ancient Fish Crucial to Local Estuaries
Westport Maritime Museum, 2201 Westhaven Dr, Westport, WA 98595
Efforts to restore green sturgeon, an important burrowing shrimp predator will be the topic of this special program. All About Green Sturgeon is being coordinated by Twin Harbors Waterkeeper and features local sturgeon experts Dr. Mary Moser of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Olaf Langness and Laura Heironimus from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
For more information contact Lee First
March 26, 2020
All day event
Pacific Northwest Native Freshwater Mussel Workgroup Symposium
Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA
Pacific Northwest Native Freshwater Mussel Workgroup presents “Freshwater Mollusk Updates from Across the West; Who’s Doing What, Where?” Registration is free but you must be registered to attend.
March 28, 2020
6 PM – 9 PM
7th Annual River & Ocean Film Festival
Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N Forks Ave, Forks, WA 98331
The festival, held in conjunction with Rainfest and the Washington Coast Clean-up and sponsored in part by Washington Sea Grant, offers film explorations of our rivers and oceans that highlight the beauty and opportunity of this region, as well as some of the issues faced by its marine and freshwater habitats and the human community. Doors open at 6pm, films start at 7pm. The event will conclude by 9pm. The event is free and family-friendly.
5 PM to 8:30 PM
April 2, 2020
5 PM to 8:30 PM
Public Hearing: State Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Chehalis River Basin Flood Damage Reduction Project
March 31 – Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia, WA 98531
April 2 – Montesano High School, 303 Church St N, Montesano, WA 98563
For both dates, the open house begins at 5:00 pm with a presentation at 5:30 pm about the draft EIS. Then public comments will be taken from 6:00 pm through 8:30 pm.
April 12 – 16, 2020
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Western Division and WA-BC American Fisheries Society Meeting
Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel, 1133 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3, Canada
This year’s theme is Crossing boundaries and navigating intersections. Boundaries are divides that may include technology, methodology, mindsets, disciplines, environments, borders, politics, communications, values and the like. Intersections represent pathways where these often-separate factors converge. This meeting will highlight the myriad and successful ways boundaries have been crossed and intersections navigated in fisheries and aquatic sciences to achieve desired outcomes.
April 28 – 30, 2020
All day event
Columbia River Estuary Conference 2020
Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St, Astoria, OR 97103
The focus of the 2020 biennial conference is on the state of lower Columbia River plume and nearshore ocean. It has been 25 years since the lower Columbia was designates an “estuary of national significance” and roughly the same since NOAA’s Pacific Ocean transect monitoring and indicators system was established. The 2020 CREC will be a three day event with invited and contributed presentations. Audience participation will be encouraged. There will be a poster session during an evening social event. Abstracts are due February 7, 2020.
Email abstracts to Catherine Corbett
May 14-15, 2020
Coastal Economic Resiliency Workshop
Grays Harbor College, 1620 Edward P Smith Dr, Aberdeen, WA 98520
This workshop is being convened by the Washington Coast Marine Advisory Council. The goal of the workshop is to define a collective future vision for economic resilience on the Washington coast and develop recommendations that will better equip communities to address this complex problem and advance alternative paths.
Registration information coming soon.
All day event
Pacific Marine Resource Council Annual Science Conference
Cranberry Museum, 2907 Pioneer Rd, Long Beach, WA 98631
Speakers from around the region will present cutting edge science on salmon, ocean conditions, estuary studies, climate change, coastal resiliency, crab research and more. This is an all day event with catered breakfast, lunch and dinner. Event is free and open to the public.