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Annual Members Meeting

Mar 2013 29

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Shelter Bay Clubhouse

Please join us for our 21st Annual Member Meeting at the Shelter Bay Yacht Club in La Conner. Hearty appetizers, desserts, and beverages will be served. Following the business meeting and awards, guest speaker Dr. Jon L. Riedel Ph.D will present on climate change in the Skagit watershed.

5:30pm  Social hour, appetizers, refreshments

7:00pm  Trust year in review, elections and updates, awards

7:45pm   'Blue Legacy: Glaciers, Climate Change, and Water in the Skagit Watershed'  - Jon L Riedel, Ph.D - Principal Investigator of the North Cascades Glacier Monitoring Program

Do you know that North Cascades National Park has over 300 glaciers, more than any other park in the lower 48 states? More than half of the glaciers in the 48 states are concentrated in this mountainous wilderness region. And because of that, we have some of the most important rivers and water resources on the west coast as well as a rich natural heritage. In the past 100 years glaciers in this area have been retreating, and approximately 50% of glacier cover has been lost. How has this affected the rest of the Skagit and what might the future hold? The person in charge of tracking these glaciers is Dr Jon Riedel. His should be a household name as glaciers are one of the most important resources we have in the Skagit. Come and learn about the connection between glaciers and climate, and the importance of glaciers as a source of water for our aquatic ecosystems, hydroelectric industry, and our efforts to sustain endangered salmon and trout.

Dr. Jon L. Riedel is a National Park Service geologist at North Cascades National Park. Dr. Riedel's areas of expertise include geomorphology, glacial history, and glacial mass balance. He has been engaged in research on climate science in the Skagit region since the 1980s.

Directions to Shelter Bay Clubhouse at 1000 Shelter Bay Drive, La Conner, WA 98257: From I-5 Northbound, take exit 221, head west through Conway on Fir Island Rd and follow the signs to La Conner.  After passing through the "Turn About" take the next left on Maple Ave. and continue over the Swinomish Channel and turn left into Shelter Bay.  The Marina and Yacht Club are directly ahead on the left hand side of Shelter Bay Drive.  Click here for a map.


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