PWSRCAC will hold board meeting Sept 15-16

An opportunity for public outreach and educational activities for kids of all ages on prevention of and cleaning up farom oil spills will highlight the upcoming board meeting of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council in Cordova.

A public reception sponsored by the PWSRCAC is scheduled at the Cordova Center on the eve of the board meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 15.

The following day will include the board’s formal session, with staff reports on various

Board members of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council , from left, are member-at-large Wayne Donaldson, city of Kodiak; Vice President Thane Miller, PWSRCAC; President Amanda Bauer, city of Valdez; member-at-large Robert Archibald, city of Homer; member-at-large Patience Andersen Faulkner, Cordova District Fishermen United and member-at-large Melissa Berns, Kodiak Village Mayors Association. Not pictured is Secretary Bob Shavelson, Oil Spill Regional Environmental Coalition. Photo courtesy of Amanda Johnson, PWSRCAC
Board members of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council , from left, are member-at-large Wayne Donaldson, city of Kodiak; Vice President Thane Miller, PWSRCAC; President Amanda Bauer, city of Valdez; member-at-large Robert Archibald, city of Homer; member-at-large Patience Andersen Faulkner, Cordova District Fishermen United and member-at-large Melissa Berns, Kodiak Village Mayors Association. Not pictured is Secretary Bob Shavelson, Oil Spill Regional Environmental Coalition. Photo courtesy of Amanda Johnson, PWSRCAC

projects, followed by speakers including Tom Barrett, president of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. and a spokesperson for Edison Chouest Offshore, which is taking over the Alyeska contract for ship escort and response services in Prince William Sound that was held by Crowley Marine Services for the past 25 years.

A complete agenda is to be posted online a week before the meeting.

On the afternoon of Sept. 16, the PWSRCAC, in partnership with the Prince William Sound

A Kodiak youth learns about the viscosity of various types of oil during a PWSRCAC board meeting.  Photo by Amanda Johnson, PWSRCAC
A Kodiak youth learns about the viscosity of various types of oil during a PWSRCAC board meeting. Photo by Amanda Johnson, PWSRCAC

Science Center, will conduct an educational activities program for children of all ages at the Mt. Eccles Elementary School, with learning stations on oil spill science for children and parents to learn what the PWSRCAC and PWSSC do, said Lisa Matlock, outreach coordinator for the advisory council.

Stations will include oil spill in a pan, wildlife cleanup, how big is a tanker, how to protect sensitive areas and more.

Participating youngsters who complete all the stations will win a special prize.