iNaturalist Summer Bioblitz
As a way to keep volunteers and the community engaged, the North Sound Stewards program will be utilizing iNaturalist this summer to gather observational data on species. iNaturalist is a citizen science project and online social network of naturalists, citizen scientists, and biologists built on the concept of mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity across the globe.
*Speaker Series Event* Drought Contingency Planning and Preparedness
Join a virtual forum hosted by the Whatcom Watershed Information Network and the Whatcom Marine Resources Committee on July 23 from 11 am to 3 pm to learn about drought vulnerability and preparedness in Whatcom County, and drought contingency planning at the federal, state, and local levels. This forum will feature speakers from the Bureau of Reclamation, WA Department of Ecology, WDFW, RH2, Whatcom County Ag Water Board, and many more who will discuss how drought could impact fisheries, public water systems, self-supplied residential systems, agriculture, and forestry as well as plans to mitigate and respond to drought.
To register for the event go to http://tinyurl.com/DroughtForum
2019 was a year to celebrate 20 years of the Whatcom Marine Resources Committee (MRC). Look through the MRC Annual Report to learn about the MRC's accomplishments toward marine resource conservation and protection.