Survey One is official and comes from the Washington Department of Ecology
Be part of a new statewide shoreline education, outreach and stewardship strategy!
This collaboration with local, state and federal partners, is developing a strategy to raise public awareness and increase citizen engagement in restoring and protecting Washington’s shorelines. An early part of this process is to identify successful programs and learn where gaps exist. We need your help to do this, first of all, your opinions on shoreline related news and activities.
You can make your sure the dept hears your opinion by taking the Shoreline Education, Outreach, and Stewardship survey. (My opinion? They could have named it something sexier – The Truly Gritty Opinion about Our Beaches Poll, or Survivor – Puget Sound Beach version, or Washington Shore.)
Anyway, take a few minutes and complete this survey. The survey closes MAY 6.
This survey gives you an opportunity to describe the services your organization currently offers and share where you think extra support is most needed. The survey should only take 5-10 minutes of your time. Please forward this survey to any groups or individuals that have an interest in protecting Washington’s shorelines.
THANK YOU! We’ll be sharing the results with you in early June. Questions? Please contact Cedar.Bouta@ecy.wa.gov or call 360.407.6406.
Survey Two is Unofficial and is mine alone.
There’s another side to the issue of protecting and restoring shorelines, that’s making sure the public has access to the shore.
The newly formed Island Citizens for Public Beach Access asked if I would create a beach access conference (or something.) A gathering of all the various groups and individuals who have an interest in public beach access. Before I answer that, I’d like to know what kind of interest there might be in such an event.
No fancy form for this one. Simply leave a comment by clicking on the comment link at the upper right corner of this post. It would be great to get a discussion going on the topic. Alternatively, you can send email to tidallife.com at whidbey dot com.
Simple question 1: Are you interested in the issue of public beach access?
Simple question 2: Would you be interested in attending (or helping plan) such a conference (or something) on Whidbey?
Thank you for your support.
(Who said that? Help me out, can’t remember.)