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RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
Amount Awarded:
Project Title:
Protecting the Marine Waters of Skagit County through Citizen Science and Public Education
Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, 2018
Project Description:

RE Sources provides staff support for the Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committee (FBAR CSC). The committee is tasked with carrying out the Department of Natural Resource’s (DNR’s) management plan to promote the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of the Aquatic Reserve. RE Sources assists with this implementation through staff support for the committee’s volunteer efforts to host meetings, plan and host educational events, conduct citizen science projects, and provide technical comments to foster stronger protections of Fidalgo Bay and the surrounding and connected shorelines of Skagit County. The goal of all this work is threefold: (a) to provide a baseline of data that informs policy, restoration efforts, clean-ups, and polluter accountability; (b) to augment microplastics research efforts in Puget Sound and determine impacts on aquatic wildlife; and (c) to engage more people in the work of protecting Fidalgo Bay aquatic reserve and the marine waters of Skagit County.