3 news posts from March 2023

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Washington Sea Grant receives $1.59 million to boost Puget Sound habitat

Two projects led by Washington Sea Grant (WSG) will receive a total of $1.59 million through the Puget Sound National Estuary Program’s Habitat Strategic Initiative, a partnership between Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Washington Department of Natural Resources. The WSG-led projects will focus on sea level rise vulnerability and on managing invasive European green crab, which will receive $798,785 and $794,789 in funding respectively. 

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UW joins White House to host forum on climate change solutions on campuses and in surrounding communities

Maggie Walker Dean Maya Tolstoy

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the University of Washington are bringing together climate, sustainability and resilience leaders, and educators representing a cross section of colleges and universities from around the country, with federal agency leaders for a virtual forum on climate change. The White House Forum on Campus and Community-Scale Climate Change Solutions, co-hosted by the UW, will take place Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 10 a.m. 

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Volunteers help UW scientists understand the story behind the dead birds that wash ashore

Volunteers examine a dead seabird on the beach.

Thanks to the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team of community volunteers, UW scientists can better understand the health of fragile marine ecosystems, predict the impact of a changing climate or of potential oil spills, and see the devastation of harmful algae blooms. More than a decade ago, Jeanne Finke’s friends invited her to join them for a walk on a stretch of beach known as South Pacific. 

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