Willapa on Tap seminars will resume once COVID-19 restrictions allow.
Wings Over Willapa 2019 saw the kick-off of a new endeavor for the Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge! Willapa On Tap is an informal lecture series held in conjunction with Refuge staff and the Pew Charitable Trust, and featuring speakers whose topics range from natural history to conservation to aquatic agriculture in Willapa Bay.
Below please find downloadable PDF versions of the PowerPoint presentations from the first Willapa On Tap held at Wings Over Willapa 2019 and the second Willapa On Tap in February 2020:
Willapa On Tap – September 29, 2019
Sedimentation Research and Mitigation – Mike Nordin, Pacific County Conservation District
Neotrypaea californiensis: The little shrimp that changed Willapa Bay – Kim Patten, WSU Extension Professor, Emeritus
Welcome to Willapa Bay, WA: Home to the Goose Point Family Farm & Cannery – Kathleen Nesbitt-Moncy, Goose Point Oysters
Japanese Eelgrass Management on Commercial Clam Beds in Willapa Bay – Dave Beugli, Willapa-Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association
The Willapa Waterbird Survey: Understanding Habitat Suitability for Birds on the Bay – Susan De La Cruz, USGS, et. al.
Willapa Bay: Where the Eelgrass Grows Greener – Fiona Boardman, University of Washington
Willapa On Tap – February 27, 2020
A Tale of Two Plumes: Seabirds & the Mighty Columbia River – Jen Zamon, NOAA Fisheries
Residence Time and Habitat-Use Patterns for Juvenile Salmon in Tidal Wetlands of the Columbia River – Regan A. McNatt, NOAA Fisheries
LIVET: My endgame is to encourage your self-actualization and engagement because that is the hidden value – Jim Sayce, Port of Willapa Harbor