WACD supports formation of a workgroup to assess the status of HABs in the state, the adequacy of current funding for monitoring HABs, the adequacy of funding for programs to address HABs statewide, and to recommend actions that conservation districts should take to reduce the frequency and duration of HABs in Washington. The committee has a one-year charter to report back to the association and the board.
The HAB Work Group is being established in April, 2022 and is being chaired by Mark Sytsma, Whidbey Island CD Supervisor.
|First Name||Last Name||Title||Organization|
|Paul||Andersson||District Manager||San Juan Islands CD|
|Marcella||Appel||Water Resource Project Manager||Benton CD|
|Bill||Blake||District Manager||Skagit CD|
|Walt||Edelen||Water Resources Program Manager||Spokane CD|
|Glenn||Gately||Water Quality and Fish Habitat Specialist||Jefferson County CD|
|Heather||McCoy||Executive Director||Whidbey Island CD|
|Debbie||Meisinger||Program Manager, Riparian Habitat Stewardship||King CD|
|Mark||Nielson||District Manager||Franklin and Benton CDs|
|Ron||Scerbicke||Watershed Planner||Grant CD|
|Mark||Sytsma||Supervisor||Whidbey Island CD|
Downloadable references & reports
The workgroup established an online resource portal – complete with previous meeting minutes and recordings, shared resources, HAB-affiliated websites, and more as they conduct their work.