The mission of the Salish Sea Institute is to foster responsible stewardship of the Salish Sea, inspiring and informing its protection for the benefit of current and future generations.
- Promotes dialogue and partnerships among people, organizations and agencies throughout First Nations and tribal communities, Washington State, and British Columbia
- Serves as the administrative home of the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference
- Hosts gatherings to cultivate collaborative governance and protection of the Salish Sea
- Develops place-based curriculum, research and events for students to explore the environment, history and communities of the Salish Sea
- Fosters a sense of place and raises awareness of the value of the Salish Sea and the issues that threaten its health
The Salish Sea Institute is partnering with the Huxley Speaker Series this winter!
The Huxley College Speaker Series brings guest lecturers to WWU to address topics of environmental concern and is intended to bring together environmentally-minded members of the WWU and Bellingham communities. This Winter Quarter, the Salish Sea Institute is co-sponsoring the series to bring a full slate of speakers to address critical issues in the Salish Sea.
January 10: Ginny Broadhurst (Director of the Salish Sea Institute), Laurie Trautman (Director of the Border Policy Research Institute), Natalie Baloy (Associate Director of Transboundary Initiatives), and Lydia Dennee-Lee (Salish Sea Institute)
January 17: Joseph Gaydos (SeaDoc Society)
January 24: Elin Kelsey (Author, Wild Ideas)
January 31: Christianne Wilhelmson (Georgia Straight Alliance) and Mindy Roberts (Washington Environmental Council)
February 7: Captain Linda Sturgis (US Coast Guard)
February 14: Lynda Mapes (Seattle Times)
February 21: Valerie Segrest (Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project)
March 7: Patti Gobin (Tulalip Tribes Natural Resource and Treaty Rights Office)
March 14: Ray Harris (Chemainus First Nation)