King County Eco-Net News


Reminder: Communities of Practice Interest Survey:

In case you missed it, PSP will be pilot a small number of Communities of Practice with ECO Net members across the region, based on your needs and interests.  If you are interested in participating in these pilots, we want to hear from you!  Please take this three-question survey by 10/31:

What is a Community of Practice you say?  They are a resource for you passionate people to access expertise and tools, get help with challenges, develop new skills, and help others do the same. We’ve put together a one-page document with more information, include the roles of PSP and ECO Net members, that you can find here:

ECO Net Spotlight: PSSH Video from the Strait ECO Net:

As part of their past Puget Sound Starts Here block grant, the Strait ECO Net worked with an aspiring high school-aged film maker, Maya Wharton.  Maya created a video that captures the spirit of how Puget Sound does indeed start with all of us! The video also documents some of their grant’s volunteer beach clean-up activities.  Check it out on here: And Do Something Great for the Strait!!

Professional Development Opportunities:

*         Webinar: Social Marketing Strategies to Change Youth Behaviors: This webinar will explore perspectives on youth behavior change that focuses on strategies that are truly youth-oriented. By understanding the common values that are key to youth, segmenting youth based on these values, and then designing social marketing strategies based on those values, social marketers can have greater impact and be more cost-effective. Youth insights, strategies and outcomes will be shared to illustrate this novel behavior change perspective.  Webinar is held on 11/12, 10-11am. For more information see:  OR, contact Cara if you are interested in travelling to Tacoma to watch this webinar with her!  (Space is limited, RSVP by 11/6.)

*         Webinar: Correlation and climate sensitivity of human health and environmental indicators in the Salish Sea: This webinar is about a project focused on the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community where the sensitivities of species and habitats to climate were cross-walked with recently developed Coast Salish community health indicators (e.g. ceremonial use, knowledge exchange, and physiological well-being). The goal of this project was to demonstrate how Indigenous Knowledge can be used in conjunction with established landscape-level conservation indicators (e.g. shellfish and water-quality) and to identify resource management priorities. Webinar is FREE and held on 11/20 at 10am. For more information see:

*         2014 Social Marketing SPARKS Conference: The Pacific Northwest Social Marketing Association invited you to the annual SPARKS Conference held on Monday, December 15! This year the conference will focus on how to connect innovations in behavior change with measurable results-and moving behavior change from theory towards effective implementation. Over a dozen social marketing professionals from around the Northwest will be speaking-you won’t want to miss out! For more information or to register for SPARKS 2014 Conference, see:

Resources: Toxics, Nearshore, Salmon and Puget Sound Rap:

*         SALISH SEA CURRENTS article: Citizens now the leading cause of toxics in Puget Sound. To view the article see:

*         Nearshore Monitoring Toolbox: Check out this resource for standardized approaches to monitor shorelines in Puget Sound:

*         KPLU’s “Swimming Upstream” radio and video series: This 6-part series follows the migration path of a Lake Washington Chinook salmon and explores efforts to recover this threatened species:

*         And saving the best for last: the Holy Oly Girls, a local Olympia band, has posted their Puget Sound Rap for the Waters on You Tube:

Cara Ianni
ECO Net Coordinator
p: 360-464-2005 | c: 360-489-2113