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Written by Allison Warner   
Thursday, 23 June 2011 10:44

Port Susan Marine Stewardship Area: Public Input Sought on Strategies 

Home to Chinook salmon, gray whales, shellfish beds, diverse cultures, and a thriving agricultural economy, Port Susan is a dynamic area with regionally significant biodiversity. Those who live and work in Port Susan witness its value daily; but what does the future hold for this beloved place? Urban, rural, Tribal, and residential communities alike have a stake in the prospects of this region, while a variety of threats challenge the future of this special place. To learn more and have your opinions heard, come to our next public workshop.  We will be presenting a set of draft conservation strategies for Port Susan.

Please come learn more about the proposed Port Susan Bay MSA, and share your thoughts on one of two evenings; Monday July 11th at Kayak Point Park from 5:30-7:30 p.m. or Tuesday July 12th at the Camano Senior and Community Center, 606 Arrowhead Road,  from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Parking fees at Kayak Point will be waived for attendees.    Please contact Kathleen Herrmann, 425-388-6414, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. These workshops are brought to you by the Port Susan Bay Marine Stewardship Area Initiative.

Part of the project includes an effort to create a voluntary Port Susan Marine Stewardship Area (MSA). Snohomish and Island County Marine Resource Committees, Tulalip and Stillaguamish Tribes, The Nature Conservancy, WSU Extension, and many other groups have come together to help ensure that the health of the resources of Port Susan Bay continue into the future. The MSA offers the ability for many agencies to coordinate their existing work in a unique way. An important step in this process is gathering input from those who live and work in Port Susan.  In Port Susan, a special planning tool called Conservation Action Planning is being used to describe ecosystem recovery targets, identify threats, and formulate strategies for managing this dynamic area. The upcoming workshops provide a forum for the public to contribute to the conservation of Port Susan by providing comment on strategies developed for conservation action. Participation is encouraged to help planners build a MSA that meets the needs of everyone in the region.

Please come learn more about the proposed Port Susan Bay MSA, and share your thoughts on one of two evenings; Monday July 11th at Kayak Point Park from 5:30-7:30 p.m. or Tuesday July 12th at the Camano Senior and Community Center, 606 Arrowhead Road,  from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Parking fees at Kayak Point will be waived for attendees.    Please contact Kathleen Herrmann, 425-388-6414, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. These workshops are brought to you by the Port Susan Bay Marine Stewardship Area Initiative.

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