Sound IQ Webinar
On August 27th Clallam MRC in partnership with NWSC hosted a webinar about Sound IQ, a georeferenced database, managed by NWSC’s GIS Specialist Suzanne Shull. Suzanne showed how to access the environmental data in Sound IQ and how it can be used to support regulatory oversight of nearshore development and Shoreline Master Plan updates. The audience included planners from Clallam County, City of Sequim, and City of Port Angeles. Other participants included city engineers, Clallam County Commissioner, and MRC members.
Educational Outreach to Boys & Girls Clubs
Similar to previous years Clallam MRC had planned to do educational outreach to K-12 students, but then Covid-19 hit and everything was cancelled. Lamenting about this problem to Rebecca Paradis from the Lower Elwha Tribe she suggested connecting with the Boys & Girls Club lunchbox program. The lunchbox program turned out to be an excellent distribution system to reach K-12 students.
In partnership with SeaDoc Society the Clallam MRC compiled 275 educational outreach packages focused on the book Explore the Salish Sea. The packages include the book (donated by SeaDoc Society), a coloring book, crayons, stickers and fake tattoos and a letter encouraging the students to sign up to be a junior SeaDoc and to submit a story and drawing to the Clallam MRC. The best five submittals will receive a T-shirt with a print of the drawing. In the week of August 17th 200 packages were handed out to students through the Port Angeles Club and another 75 to students through the Sequim Club.