Clallam MRC Celebrates 2016 Student Interns
The Clallam County Marine Resources Committee invites the public to a free event to celebrate the work of its student interns. The event will be held on Monday, August 15th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Feiro Marine Life Center, 315 N. Lincoln Street.
Each year, the Clallam MRC utilizes part of a grant from the Northwest Straits Commission to provide learning experiences for local students interested in environmental science. This year, the MRC is sponsoring three interns: Haley Gray, Anthony Creasey, and Douglas Parks.
The students have been working closely with MRC members and other partners to study the effects of increase beach use at the mouth of Elwha River, to compile GIS data in preparation of updates of the Geographic Response Plan as part of oil spill preparedness in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and to survey kelp bed in Freshwater Bay.
During the celebration at Feiro Marine Life Center, the students will present the results of their work during a poster session, and be available to answer general questions from the public. Clallam MRC members will also be present to describe the work being done locally and regionally that benefits the residents of Clallam County as part of the Northwest Straits Initiative, a Federally authorized program that promotes restoration and protection of the marine resources in the Salish Sea.
_____________________________________________________________________________________The Clallam County Marine Resources Committee was established by the Clallam County Commissioners in 1999 to protect and enhance the local marine environment and contribute to the protection of the marine environment of the Northwest Straits region.
The Clallam MRC is one of seven MRCs established in the Northwest Straits region as part of the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative.
The Clallam MRC 2016 event calendar is available here
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