The NWTCC has hosted webinars on various topics and they are available below and on the UW SRP Vimeo site for viewing.
Volatile PCBs: Sources, Spread, and Health Effects by Dr. David Carpenter, University of Albany
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Detection, Evaluation and Remediation by Dr. Diana Rohlman, Oregon State University
Grassroots Organizing & Campaign Planning by Karlee Deatherage, Policy Analyst for the Clean Water Program at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities.
This webinar covers what happens before a campaign launch and will focuses on the basic elements of campaign planning using a model that helped the Whatcom County community defeat North America’s largest coal export terminal at Cherry Point. The speaker covers how to identify goals and strategies for making measurable change on environmental issues, how to identify key targets and audiences with the power to actually make the world better, and discusses the development of objectives that help us reach those targets and audiences. In addition, the strategy workshop will seeks to illuminate why some campaigns see success fairly quickly and effectively while others drag on or ultimately fail.
How do Our Superfund Waste Site Cleanup Compare?, by Dr. Peter L. deFur, President of Environmental Stewardship Concepts
Dr. Peter L. deFur, President of Environmental Stewardship Concepts, based in Henrico VA. gave a presentation comparing cleanup sites on which he is working in USEPA Region 10 — Rayonier-Port Angeles Harbor, Seattle Duwamish River, and Portland Harbor. Dr.deFur covered the contaminants at each site, compare cleanup options and plans for each site, covered alternative cleanup methods available to be used on particular contaminants, and compared agency support of the citizen groups at the different sites. These cleanups are overseen by the WA State Department of Ecology and/or the USEPA. In WA State, these cleanups are part of the Puget Sound Partnership Cleanup Initiative.