2018 Salish Sea Shared Waters Forum
October 3 & 4, 2018
Four Points Sheraton, Bellingham WA
The purpose of the Forum is to exchange information to enhance oil spill prevention, preparedness, and response measures to minimize the risk and impacts of spills in the Salish Sea. The Forum will serve as a platform for open dialogue for all levels of government from both sides of the border, including Transport Canada, the U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards, Tribes and First Nations, environmental groups, and industry. It will address issues such as navigational safety, data sharing, and the impacts of spills on the environment, Tribal and First Nation resources, the economy, and public health. This Forum will provide a platform to discuss and share ideas on these and other issues related to vessel traffic.
The goal is to advance our collective knowledge about current policies and practices, and potential safeguards to protect our shared waters and resources. The Forum will be a non-voting and non-decision-making entity.
The Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force, of which Washington and British Columbia are founding members, will work with Ecology and the B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to establish and hold the Forum.
This event will be free and open to the public.
REGISTRATION AND ROOM BLOCK DETAILS COMING SOON.