We asked for your best estuary-sourced recipes, and Dennis Parent—retired commercial fisherman and volunteer with the Padilla Bay Foundation—delivered. His recipe for grilled Chinook salmon had our mouths watering and our spirits thinking about a trip to Washington.
An unprecedented number of young people want to work in the environmental sciences. Reserves around the System, in collaboration with the Hollings Scholarship Program, are helping them get the experience they need.
This month, NERRA’s correspondent-at-large Nik Charov interviewed Suzanne Shull, GIS specialist at Washington’s Padilla Bay Reserve. They talked about spaces, places, and ground truthing everything from eelgrass to David Bowie’s nudibranch-forward fashion sense.
Through partnership with the Padilla Bay Reserve, 40 volunteers surveyed bull kelp canopy by kayak in Washington’s Puget Sound, adding to a long-term data set to benefit the species and communities who rely on healthy kelp.
Washington’s Padilla Bay Reserve is celebrating four decades of conservation, outreach, and education in the heart of the Salish Sea this year. To commemorate, they shared some amazing photos from the archive!