Tuesday, January 13, 2009

January 2009

The Envelope Please

As promised, I have some beautiful copies of The Highest Tide generously donated by Goody Hadley, Watershed Master Beach Watcher from the class of 2006, and owner of Lucky Leaf Garden Designs in Fairhaven.

In the category of:

“Holy-Moly-that’s-a-lot-of-hours Watershed Master / Beach Watchers Class of 2008”, the winner is . . . .

Wendy Harris who has contributed over 150 hours is just 7 months!!!!!!!

In the category of

“Marathon contributions from veteran Watershed Master / Beach Watchers,”
the winner is . . . .

Wait, we have a tie – in fact we have a THREE-WAY tie!

Graeme Guthrie from the class of 2007 - 100 hours
Marie Hitchman from the fall class of 2005 – 97.5 hours
and Heather Mackay from the class of 2007 – 97 hours

(Now don’t try to tell me that’s not a tie. There are two kinds of people in this world, “lumpers” and “splitters.” I’m a “lumper” and to me that’s clearly a tie!)

Goody donated three books and I will happily add my personal copy to the pot.

Thank you everyone for dedicating your heart, and your mind, and your time to making our community better!

Beach Watchers in Print

Two more articles written by Beach Watchers from the class of 2008 have been published.

Estuaries, by Jeanne Bogert has been published in the Chuckanut Community & Firefighters Association Newsletter, January 2009 (attached to your email) and

To Grind or Not to Grind, by Sue Brown was published in the Community Food Coop Newsletter, January 2009.

That makes a total of 6 articles that I’m aware of plus several letters to the editor. Wow!

Flow: For the love of Water

I continue to be intrigued by the movie Flow and the responses I got from you all about continuing education opportunities suggests that there’s a lot of interest from the Beach Watchers team, too.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the film you can check out the link here:
At the bottom of the article about the movie there is a trailer.

I have called the Pickford Theater several times to find out if we can bring the movie to Bellingham somehow. So far I haven’t been able to connect with anyone. Do any of you have connections at the Pickford? Any experience with bringing movies to the community another way? Any desire to become point person on this project?

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

I am continually trying to improve my contributions to this program, and to do more with less (time generally). To that end I have tried something new here and I hope you will all forgive me for it!

I've published the upcoming Events and Opportunities on a separate blog which is linked above - "Upcoming Events & Opportunities" is a link - and also in the upper right corner of this page.

I have let my webpages get horribly out of date and my hope is that linking my webpages to the Events blog page will allow me to post upcoming events to all of you as well as the public at the same time.

To navigate back to this blog page, click on the WSU Beach Watchers Blog link on the Events page.

As always, if you hate this, or (hopefully) love it feel free to let me know. And if you don't care about this one way or another, that's okay, too.

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