Dine and Discover Goes Coastal

On Monday, December 5, Dine and Discover will be held at the Bay Club and this will again be a dessert only event with dessert provided. The speaker will be Anne Shaffer, Ph.D. the Executive Director and Lead Scientist of the Coastal Watershed Institute (CWI) which is located in Port Angeles, coastalwatershedinstitute.org.

She will talk about our region’s nearshore coastal ecosystems, including the Elwha River delta, bays, and shorelines, coastal feeder bluffs and spits (both Elwha and Dungeness), and how our iconic species (primarily killer whales, salmon, and forage fish) depend on them. How humans interact with these zones will also be discussed as will the results of several of their large, ecosystem scale restoration projects. Dr. Shaffer will explain how to conserve intact coastal zones and give examples illustrating how doing so is much cheaper and beneficial to humans than destroying them.

Doors will open at 6:15 pm with dessert served at 6:30 p.m. Please arrive no earlier than 6:10. Sign-up sheets will be available at the Bay Club starting Tuesday, November 1. The cost will be $2 per person and will be collected at the door. Coffee, tea, water, plates and utensils will be provided so you need to bring nothing! Woo hoo!! When you sign up, please provide a phone number so that we can contact you should plans change for any reason. Dine and Discover is for the Port Ludlow community, and we alter- nate between North and South Bay clubs. Whether you are new to the community or have never attended these popular events, you are welcome.