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Council to meet in Homer

The council’s board of directors is scheduled to meet on September 25 and 26, 2014 at the Islands & Oceans Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska (Google map).

Kachemak Bay by Amanda JohnsonMeeting materials are available for download here:  September 2014 Meeting of the PWSRCAC Board of Directors

The final agenda is now available: Final Agenda September 2014 Meeting of PWSRCAC Board of Directors

Council board meetings are open to the public, except for executive sessions. An opportunity for public comments is provided at the beginning of each meeting. The councils’ board meetings are recorded and may be disseminated to the public by the council or by the news media.

For those interested in teleconferencing this meeting, please call 1-866-740-1260 and enter access code 8345010 when prompted.

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Are you a college student interested in video production?

The council is recruiting for a Multi-Media Intern. This is a paid student internship that will run throughout the 2014-2015 school year, averaging approximately 20 hours per month. The council needs a college-level student to complete several video projects, from storyboard to videography to editing to final product. Video projects will include such subjects as a virtual Valdez Marine Terminal tour for incoming board members and volunteers, videos of youth learning about the marine environment, and more. All travel required for the videography will be paid.

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Oral History of Exxon Valdez now available online

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Project Jukebox

The council recently partnered with the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Oral History Program to create an online oral history of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Through the University’s Project Jukebox website, visitors can access video, audio, and written resources that offer a rich understanding of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.

The personal stories of twenty people who experienced the spill firsthand are highlighted in the project. Each person talks about the impact the spill had on their life and the environment, the cleanup response, the long-term effects of the spill, and changes in the oil industry since 1989. Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Project Jukebox is helping preserve this piece of history. Many of these stories are being told for the first time. The experiences documented on the Project Jukebox site are now accessible to the public.

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July 2014 issue of The Observer now available

Photo of Liberty Bay courtesy of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard.

Photo of Liberty Bay oil tanker courtesy of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard.

The July 2014 issue of The Observer newsletter is now available on our website. Read to find out more about new oil tankers coming to Prince William Sound, an update on recent contingency plan reviews, the recent passing of former executive director John Devens and board members Walt Parker and Iver Malutin, a council project to document the oral history of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and an update from our outreach coordinator who took a trip into the Sound to attend the annual Chenega Bay memorial.

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