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(REGISTRATION FULL) Hahobas Shoreline Walk and Talk: Olympia Oyster Restoration with Hilary Hayford
October 3, 2021, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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What: Olympia oysters are a native species to Washington state and their numbers are in decline due to overharvesting in the 1920s and the non-native competitor, Pacific oyster. Learn more about Olympia oyster habitat and GPC’s partnership with Puget Sound Restoration Fund (PSRF) and their restoration work on Olympia oysters at this event at GPC’s Hahobas Shoreline Preserve!
Who: Open to the public. Limit 30 attendees.
When: Sunday, October 3rd from 9:00am to 10:30am
What to bring:
- Hiking poles
- Water bottle
Where: Hahobas Shoreline Preserve
Parking is along North Shore Road with a short walk to the beach where the cabin used to be.
About PSRF: PSRF restores native marine species and habitat through Puget Sound with the goal to support fish and marine mammals throughout the food web. Their efforts are focused on habitat forming species such as Olympia oysters, bull kelp, and pinto abalone. PSRF is dedicated to measurably improving conditions in Puget Sound through: improved water quality, increased abundance of native species, additional acres of restored habitat, enhanced ecological benefits, and re-forged connections with healthy marine resources. Thanks to funding from Hood Canal Shellfish Initiative, PSRF is supporting GPC’s Land Labs Oyster Lesson this September.
Hilary Hayford: Hilary is an unceasing fanatic of coasts and tidelands. She joined the PSRF team in 2020 to develop and implement strategic, science-based plans for Olympia oyster and bull kelp habitat restoration. She has long explored the ecology of marine organisms living in dynamic nearshore systems, working with such organizations as Friday Harbor Labs and the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans. Hilary holds a PhD in Biology from the University of Washington. She makes a fierce cup of coffee.