Sourdough Speaker Series #3: Oysters and Ice
|Program Series||Sourdough Speaker Series|
|When||Fri Oct 10, 2014 03:00 PM to Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:00 AM|
|Where||North Cascades Environmental Learning Center|
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With Bill Dewey of Taylor Shellfish Farms and Michele Koppes of University of British Columbia
As the planet warms, two of the Pacific Northwest’s most precious, signature natural resources are undergoing dramatic changes: North Cascadian glaciers and the Salish Sea. Join us for a night that blends together science, local economics, conservation and tasty delicacies from the sea.
Michele Koppes, the Canada Research Chair in Landscapes of Climate Change at the University of British Columbia, will report on the current state of the glaciers in the North Cascades and Coast Mountains, and how climate change is impacting these glaciers, water resources, natural hazards and sea levels. She’ll also interpret how the warming climate is changing ocean temperatures and acidification levels, a topic close to the heart for our next presenter, Bill Dewey of Taylor Shellfish.
Dewey’s work puts him on the frontline of the ocean acidification crisis. Warming oceans absorb more carbon dioxide, increasing their acidity and making it more difficult for oysters, clams and other sea creatures to build their shells.
Dewey will share a presentation on shellfish farming, a sense of how Taylor Shellfish’s work fits in the watershed, why water quality issues are so central to their business and why the future of his industry is, as he puts it, "a combination of panic and adaptation."
We’ll enjoy some of Taylor Shellfish’s bounty by incorporating their locally-grown seafood in to a special dinner menu and discuss strategies to help slow the diminishment of our natural heritage: clean, cold freshwater and a productive marine ecosystem.