Interventions for Coastal Debris, Aug 5 – 9
This workshop examines micro plastics and invasive species (resulting from the 2011 Tohoku tsunami and North Pacific gyre) along the Oregon coast. Students will explore ocean current models and predict micro plastic and invasive species landfall by developing a probability index and sample beaches for micro plastics, tsunami debris and invasives to test the index. All information will be mapped into a GIS system. Students will work with coastal geomorphologists, oceanographers and citizens groups to examine and design prevention, mitigation and clean-up systems for coastal ecosystems, particularly beaches.
Aug 05, 2013 – Aug 09, 2013
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuition: $300.00 + Dept/Lab Fee: $150.00
Instructor: Don Harker has 30 years of experience in the private, government and nonprofit sectors and has a national reputation for innovative leadership. He worked in Kentucky state government for more than 10 years as director of the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, director of the Kentucky Division of Water and director of the Kentucky Division of Waste Management. He initiated the Kentucky Water Watch program, which is now 20 years old (www.state.ky.us/nrepc/water/wwhomepg.htm). Don co-founded and served as board treasurer of the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust and is active with local groups in Oregon working on forest issues. He consults with Sustainable Northwest and communities throughout the US on sustainable development. He has coauthored several books, including the Landscape Restoration Handbook and Where We Live: A Citizen’s Guide to Conducting a Community. Environmental Inventory. Don holds a MS in Biology from the University of Notre Dame.