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Cherry Point Science Forum 2018

Nature, Education, Green/Environmental

The Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committee is hosting its annual Cherry Point Science Forum to talk about research being done at Cherry Point and the Salish Sea at large. Location: Bellingham Technical College, Building G, Room 102J, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. This year’s forum will include speakers presenting on climate change impacts, the role of citizen scientists, bird surveys, and more. 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: Aflutter About Bird Monitoring: Jenn Lang, Conservation Science Coordinator, Seattle Audubon; Ocean acidification in the Salish Sea: Brooke Love, Oceanographer, Western Washington University; Cherry Point’s unique role and place in the Salish Sea: Eleanor Hines, North Sound Baykeeper and Lead Scientist, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities. RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) provide staff support to the volunteer-led stewardship committee. The Cherry Point Science Forum is free and open to the public. Coffee and tea is provided, and attendees can either bring $5 for pizza or their own sack lunch. Participants are encouraged to help make this a waste-free event by bringing their own coffee mug and plate/utensils.