Sign up for fisheries training

The Puget Sound Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups are recruiting on the North Olympic Peninsula for their excellent training program the Citizen Action Training School, or CATS.

It will create a pool of future community leaders who are aware, educated and active stewards and advocates for their watersheds and the greater Puget Sound.

This 12-week training program includes classes on watershed and Puget Sound ecology, with an added focus on civic engagement in the legal and regulatory processes that affect resource management. Right now, groups are recruiting for present and future community leaders like you to participate in this training opportunity.

Participants receive 50 hours of training over three months and will give back by volunteering at least 50 hours to plan and complete a service project in their community related to the Puget Sound Action Agenda’s Strategic Initiatives: 1) prevention of stormwater pollution, 2) protection/restoration of habitat, 3) recovery of shellfish beds.

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CATS sessions will be offered this fall on the Olympic Peninsula (classes will be held in Sequim, with a satellite classroom in Bremerton). Most classes will be available online via live-stream to support participation from remote communities.

Applications for the sessions on the Olympic Peninsula are requested by Aug. 18. There are limited spaces available. To apply or to get more information, contact Reed Aubin at or 360)-379-8051.


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