Recast | MES Winter Thesis Presentation and Seabed Mining Recording

From: “Azar, Averi” <>
Date: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 4:20 PM

Hello Geoduck Family,

Happy Friday! I am reaching out today with an invitation to our MES Winter Thesis Presentation and a follow up to our recorded Seabed Mining Presentation last week.

Winter MES Thesis Presentation

Winter quarter’s MES thesis presentation session will feature graduating MES student, Gretchen Helpenstell. Gretchen will be using ArcGIS to present her thesis research project:

To Want or To Waste: An Exploratory Case Study on Municipal Decision-Making in King County Regarding Landfill Alternatives

Please join us for Gretchen’s thesis presentation on Tuesday, March 9th, at 5:00pm (PT), through the following zoom invitation:

We hope to see you there!

Seabed Mining Presentation Recording

Last week, MES hosted a presentation on seabed mining featuring Liz Schotman, Surfrider Foundation’s Washington Regional Manager, and Lee First, Twin Harbors Waterkeeper. For those that missed this presentation, please feel free to watch the Seabed Mining Presentation on our MES YouTube Channel at your convenience. Please note, we did not record the Q&A after the presentation so that attendees would not be visible during the recorded session. If you have questions for Liz and Lee after you watch the presentation, they invite you to reach out to them at:

Liz Schotman:

Lee First:   

Seabed mining is on the rise in some parts of the world, and could put commercial and recreational fisheries, marine wildlife, and coastal communities and cultures at risk. If you would like to elevate your voice to the issues surrounding Seabed Mining, you can submit a public comment of Senate Bill 5145 which is currently in committee at the Washington State Legislature:

  1. Go to the SB 5145 site.
  2. Click the button that says “Comment on this bill” just below the bill number, title and sponsors
  3. Add your address to verify your legislative district and complete the form

Please reach out if you have any questions at or 3 6 0. 7 4 2. 8 7 4 6.

Have a great weekend!


Averi Azar, MES (she/her/hers)

Assistant Director, Master of Environmental Studies Program

The Evergreen State College

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