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Community Outreach

The Council works to increase public awareness of the oil spill prevention, response, and environmental protection capabilities in Prince William Sound, as well as the environmental impacts of the Alyeska terminal and tanker operations.

Every year, the Council’s staff and volunteers visit communities in the Council’s region, attend group member functions, give presentations, coordinate special events involving member groups, exhibit and present at conferences, and encourage citizen involvement in the Council’s work.

If you would like the council represented at your event, please contact our outreach coordinator, Betsi Oliver.

In our communities

The Council reaches many of our communities through our outreach and youth involvement programs. Explore the map for some examples.

(Is the map missing from this page? View recent outreach activities on Google Maps)

Community Corner: We miss our volunteer family!

Community Corner: We miss our volunteer family!
The Council’s staff has spent much of the last year working from home. We consider ourselves lucky to have jobs ...
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Community Corner: How does outreach continue in a pandemic?

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My job at the Council is to foster community engagement. This includes lots of travel to our many small communities, ...
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Community Corner: Peer listeners build community resilience

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By Betsi Oliver Outreach Coordinator After the Exxon Valdez oil spill, a Council project assessed the social impacts of the ...
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Volunteers engage Kenai students in oil spill lessons

Jim Herbert, resident of Homer and member of the Oil Spill Prevention and Response Committee, shares a lesson on oil spill response.
By Betsi Oliver Outreach Coordinator In September, Council volunteers brought a message of citizen engagement and oil spill prevention to ...
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Community Corner: Transparency is key to preserving relationships in an era of mistrust

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By Betsi Oliver Outreach Coordinator Clean Pacific, a conference for the oil spill prevention and response community, added a track ...
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Community Corner: Council fosters pathways to engaged citizens

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By Betsi Oliver Outreach Coordinator What makes the difference between youth who develop careers and other roles protecting our ecosystem ...
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