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Surfrider Foundation welcomes Michael Garrity
March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmo
Join South Sound Surfrider as it hosts Michael Garrity. Michael is Columbia River/Water Policy Manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, where he works on dam and salmon management issues in the Columbia Basin and water policy issues statewide. Prior to joining WDFW in 2016, Michael worked for American Rivers, a national river conservation organization, in Washington, D.C., Seattle, and Tacoma in a variety of roles, including Northwest Regional Director. Michael holds a JD from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and BA in history from the University of Washington. He lives in Tacoma with his wife Elise, their dog Dosewallips, and Skookumchuck the cat.
Michael’s talk will draw on his experience at WDFW and American Rivers, covering promising developments for Chinook salmon abundance in the Columbia and Puget Sound basins that will also benefit southern resident killer whales. He will also discuss challenges and opportunities in the Columbia and Chehalis rivers, as well as in some of the rivers feeding Puget Sound. Finally, he will make a pitch for the value of an integrated, watershed-based approach to river management not just for rivers but to the saltwater ecosystems fed by Washington’s rivers.
Come out for an informative and friendly discussion about the place we live and love, and how each of us can help to improve it. This is the monthly meeting of the South Sound Chapter and is free and open to the public. We’ll also have other fun updates, including our March Beach Cleanup happening on March 16. All ages welcome.