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Marine lecture at Orkila

February 4, 2014 · 10:21 AM

The SeaDoc Society and YMCA Camp Orkila will present “Success story: How removing derelict fishing gear is helping marine wildlife,” a talk by Joan Drinkwin of the Northwest Straits Foundation on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall.

Ready for an environmental success story? Come hear how a local effort to remove lost fishing nets and crabbing gear has strengthened local economy and helped the recovery of marine wildlife. Drinkwin is the programs director of the Northwest Straits Foundation, and has been involved in the derelict gear project almost since its inception. She also works on nearshore restoration, outreach and education. The talk is free and YMCA Camp Orkila will be providing tea and treats before the talk, which is held in the parish hall at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Eastsound.


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