Abstract Title

Session S-09G: Building Community Resilience: Moving Beyond Climate Adaptation Planning to Implementation

Presenter/Author Information

Alexis Blue, Coastal Geologic ServicesFollow

Keywords

Shorelines

Start Date

1-5-2014 5:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 6:30 PM

Description

Citizen Action Training School (CATS) was launched under the Puget Sound Partnership (PSP) and the seven Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups. CATS is a 12 week training program in watershed and Puget Sound ecology, with an added focus on civic engagement in the legal and regulatory processes that affect resource management. Participants receive 50 hours of training over three months in the form of weekday evening classes and a few Saturday field sessions. Following this comprehensive training, participants give back by volunteering at least 50 hours to plan and complete a service project. The author of this poster is a participant of the Bellingham CATS and a coastal engineer that specializes in nearshore enhancement projects in Salish Sea. She is also interested in community coastal resilience awareness and how to enhance it. A Coastal Resilience Scavenger Hunt will be developed for her service project. This hands-on geographic game will have participants guessing creative questions about local shoreline sites, where they will learn about coastal resilience and fun Puget Sound facts about each site. Question will all serve as visual reminders of the places we can connect to the Sound and will educate the public. Connecting the community to the Sound is a critical part of the regional effort and one of the current priority outcomes of the Puget Sound Starts Here (PSSH) campaign. PSSH is the heart of the PSP public engagement/awareness campaign of the benefits of healthy shorelines. The Seattle-based questions will be available to conference attendees with information to intrigue participation on the poster.

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May 1st, 5:00 PM May 1st, 6:30 PM

Coastal Resilience Scavenger Hunt: a 2013-2014 Citizen Action Training School Service Project

Room 6C

Citizen Action Training School (CATS) was launched under the Puget Sound Partnership (PSP) and the seven Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups. CATS is a 12 week training program in watershed and Puget Sound ecology, with an added focus on civic engagement in the legal and regulatory processes that affect resource management. Participants receive 50 hours of training over three months in the form of weekday evening classes and a few Saturday field sessions. Following this comprehensive training, participants give back by volunteering at least 50 hours to plan and complete a service project. The author of this poster is a participant of the Bellingham CATS and a coastal engineer that specializes in nearshore enhancement projects in Salish Sea. She is also interested in community coastal resilience awareness and how to enhance it. A Coastal Resilience Scavenger Hunt will be developed for her service project. This hands-on geographic game will have participants guessing creative questions about local shoreline sites, where they will learn about coastal resilience and fun Puget Sound facts about each site. Question will all serve as visual reminders of the places we can connect to the Sound and will educate the public. Connecting the community to the Sound is a critical part of the regional effort and one of the current priority outcomes of the Puget Sound Starts Here (PSSH) campaign. PSSH is the heart of the PSP public engagement/awareness campaign of the benefits of healthy shorelines. The Seattle-based questions will be available to conference attendees with information to intrigue participation on the poster.