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.

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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Developing internships for the council’s future

Lisa Matlock makes a new friend at the 2014 Copper River Wild! festival in Cordova.
By LISA MATLOCK Council Outreach Coordinator In February 2015, the council will be 25 years old. We are an organization ...
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