Balancing Safety, Security and Environmental Stewardship in the Coast Salish Region
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Commander, Captain Linda Sturgis will discuss maritime safety, economic security and environmental stewardship in the Coast-Salish region. As the Captain of the Port, she directly oversees the health of this dynamic body of water including the Salish Sea, Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca and offshore environment, encompassing over 3,500 square nautical miles along a 135 mile international border. Captain Sturgis will discuss local Coast Guard operations and highlight collaboration with the Government of Canada, Tribal/First Nations, state/local government, NGO’s and the public at large to protect this vibrant and sensitive ecosystem. During her discussion, Captain Sturgis will provide an opportunity for students to ask questions regarding international, national and regional maritime policy issues impacting the region.
About the Speaker
Environmental Speaker Series
The Environmental Speaker Series is hosted by the College of the Environment at Western Washington University.
The Series is free and open to the public. Talks are held each Thursday at 4:30 pm in Academic Instructional Center West room 204 - AW-204. Talks will also be streamed via zoom. Register with the Alumni Association for the zoom link. Paid parking is available in lot C.