Dinner Presentation -Clean Samish Initiative Presented by Karen DuBose, Skagit County

  • 16 Sep 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Ivar’s Salmon House on Lake Union 401 NE Northlake Way Seattle, Washington
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Wednesday September 16, 2015 Dinner Meeting

Dinner Presentation – Clean Samish Initiative, or: How to Find Poop in Water

Karen DuBose, Pollution Identification and Correction Coordinator, Skagit County

Puget Sound Partnership has set a goal of upgrading 10,800 acres of shellfish beds by 2020. Over 4,000 of those acres are in the Samish River watershed. Since 2010, the Clean Samish Initiative partners have been working with farmers and residents of the watershed to find and fix sources of fecal coliform bacteria pollution. The team has used everything from windshield surveys and water quality sampling to sewage sniffing dogs and DNA tracing to identify where the problem is coming from and fix it. They continue to find a wide variety of sources and experiment with new methods of poo detection.

Karen DuBose is Skagit County's Pollution Identification and Correction Coordinator. She has nine years of experience in water quality, pollution source identification, and water resource management in King, Island and Skagit Counties. She has an MS in Water Resource Policy and Management from Oregon State University, and BA in Geography from Western Washington University. In her spare time, she enjoys growing a stellar veggie garden, generally being outdoors, and pretending she knows more about cooking than she actually does.

Event Details:


September 16, 2015

Social 5:30 - 6:30

Dinner 6:30 - 7:00

Presentation 7:00 - 8:00


LOCATION - Ivar’s Salmon House on Lake Union
401 NE Northlake Way
Seattle, Washington
(206) 632-0767

Event Menu

Ivar's World Famous Fish 'n Chips

Fresh Draper Valley Farms Chicken Breast

Wild Mushroom Ravioli Puttanesca

Ivar's Classic Louie with Oregon Bay Shrimp

Alder Grilled Coho Atop Heart of Romaine Salad

Ivar's Famous White Clam Chowder in Sourdough Bread Bowl


Students: Free

Member: $30

Non-Members: $40

Cancellation Policy: AWRA-WA will fully refund the registration fee if cancellation notice is received within 5 days of the event.


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