WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Coastal Shellfish Manager, Dan Ayres, has contacted the Razor Clam Society regarding an upcoming briefing in Washington D.C. that will address West Coast Harmful Algal Blooms. This is a serious issue that affects recreational razor clammers and communities that host razor clamming. Mr. Ayres will be a featured speaker at the event.
Additionally, NOAA, the event organizer, is asking for assistance in getting the word out to congressional staff through multiple channels to raise awareness of this briefing, and the issues it will address.
Please take time to contact staff working for members of congress, especially staff working for Washington Rep. Herrera Beutler, Rep. Kilmer and Sen. Cantwell. Follow those links to contact your lawmaker directly.
If you live in Alaska, California, or Oregon, this is important for you too. Contact your Senator or Representative!
And, please share with us your stories about how algal blooms and marine toxins affect you! We will pass on those stories to Mr. Ayres. Thank you.
The details for the briefing and flier appear below:
Briefing; 2015 West Coast Harmful Algal Blooms: Toxic, Extensive, and Persistent
Friday, November 6, 2015 | 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cannon House Office Building | Room 121