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.

Council mourns loss of Anchorage staffer

Council mourns loss of Anchorage staffer
Natalie Novik, administrative assistant for the Anchorage office, passed away in October 2021, after a two-year battle with cancer. Natalie ...
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Community Corner: Prince William Sound Natural History Symposium goes virtual

Community Corner: Prince William Sound Natural History Symposium goes virtual
By Betsi Oliver Outreach Coordinator The third annual Prince William Sound Natural History Symposium, held on May 24, 2021, featured ...
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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?

Photo of Betsi Oliver, outreach coordinator.
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

Photo of Betsi Oliver, outreach coordinator.
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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