Whidbey Audubon Launches New Program Series

Posted in Community News, Nature

Oct. 19, 2016

“Thirty-Five Years of People Making a Difference in the Salish Sea” is the program theme for the Whidbey Audubon Society’s 2016-2017 season. Joseph K. Gaydos of the SeaDoc Society presents the initial program Thursday, Oct. 13 in Coupeville. He will show images and talk about the findings in his recent book, “The Salish Sea, Jewel of the Pacific Northwest,” which he coauthored with Audrey Della Benedict.

Gaydos is the chief scientist for the SeaDoc Society, which strives to protect the health of marine wildlife and their ecosystems through science and education. One of the world’s largest inland seas, the Salish was not even recognized officially until 2008. It combines the waters of Puget Sound with those inland passages to the north in British Columbia.

Whidbey Audubon Society meets for nine months on the third Thursday for a free program open to the public. Part of the year, meetings are held at the Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 NW Alexander Street for October, April, May and June. During the months of November, January, February and March, program meetings are in Freeland at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 State Route 525. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Whidbey Audubon Society program chair Robin Llewellyn, 360-678-5403 or soaringridge@broadstripe.net.

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