Photo of Robert Archibald, Brooke Taylor, Jerry Brookman, Patience Andersen Faulkner, and Betsi Oliver at the Council's information booth.

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.

Where was the Council last year?

The Council touched many of our communities last year through our outreach and youth involvement programs. Explore the map for details.

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

Community Corner: Partnerships help involve the next generation in the council’s mission

Council receiving partnership award from Alaska Geographic, photo courtesy of Alaska Geographic - color fix
By Lisa Matlock Outreach Coordinator Since 2009, the council has partnered with the Chugach Children’s Forest to help youth from ...
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Community Corner: A tour of the crown jewel of local oil spill response

Lisa Matlock, center, poses with the Seward High School students and teachers in the bow of the Glacier Explorer.
By Lisa Matlock Outreach Coordinator I was a Homer resident for five years. Each spring I watched a fleet of ...
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Community Corner: The importance of public comment

Community Corner: The importance of public comment
By Lisa Matlock Outreach Coordinator The council regularly provides public comment on behalf of our 18 member entities on matters ...
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Community Corner: Passing the torch through story

Matlock will appear on a future episode of Phillipe Cousteau’s Xploration Awesome Planet, talking about the council’s long term environmental montioring in Prince William Sound. Photo courtesy of Steve Rotfeld Productions.
By Lisa Matlock Outreach Coordinator Many of the council’s volunteers and staff experienced 1989’s Exxon Valdez oil spill firsthand. Memories ...
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Community Corner: Sharing our mission with students

Lisa Matlock
By Lisa Matlock Outreach Coordinator Universities, both from Alaska and out-of-state, offer field courses that can connect students to places ...
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Listening to downstream concerns

Listening to downstream concerns
By Lisa Matlock Outreach Coordinator Over the past two months, Executive Director Mark Swanson and I have been traveling as ...
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