Western lecture series to host discussion on estuary restoration work in Kitsap County February 6

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas, in partnership with Washington State University Extension and the University of Washington Sea Grant Program, will host researcher and professor Jenise Bauman for a presentation on plant recovery and soil development within estuary restoration projects. The lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Bauman’s lecture, titled “Estuary Restoration in Kitsap County: Plant Recovery and Soil Development within Four Estuary Restoration Projects,” will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6 at the Norm Dicks Center in Bremerton and at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24 at Olympic College in Poulsbo.

Participants will explore the results of recent estuary restoration projects completed by Western Washington University. The lecture presents information about what was studied and learned, and how the results can assist in planning for the restoration of other estuary environments.

Bauman is an assistant professor of Environmental Science at Western Washington University on the Peninsulas. Her research couples methods of planting with molecular techniques to better understand how native plant seedlings can be established in disturbed soils with the greatest chance of success.

Western Lecture Series events feature prominent speakers who deliver talks on an array of academic subjects designed to expand knowledge, provoke thought, enhance understanding and inspire creativity. Each lecture extends a new and interesting topic. Lectures, offered throughout the year, are free and open to the public. For more information about this lecture and future lectures, visit ee.wwu.edu/wls or call 360-394-2748.

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