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Pleasant Bay Community Boating is continuing its’ efforts to promote environmental stewardship. We will be discussing the importance of environmental stewardship, ways to get involved, and about our current projects. Currently we are designing and implementing two different environmental stewardship projects:
- A kelp pilot study, in which we are attempting to grow sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima) in shallow water in Pleasant Bay as a bioremediation tool. We will be discussing the project, the benefits of kelp as a remediation tool, our goals, as well as other uses for kelp.
- An Eelgrass restoration project, in which we will be discussing the benefits and importance of eelgrass (Zostera marina) as well as our upcoming workshops to learn more about eelgrass and recruit volunteers to assist in collecting citizen science data.
Jamie Nye started at PBCB in May of last year and is our new Science Coordinator. Previously he worked at the Catalina Island Marine Institute teaching Marine Biology, and at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and the Marine Biological Laboratory working in both aquaculture and animal husbandry. He also has worked at Walrus and Carpenter Oysters in Rhode Island where he started a kelp farm. Jamie is loves to teach, free-dive and scuba dive, hike, go clamming, and grow kelp!
Lily Gooding is an AmeriCorps Cape Cod year 24 member originally from Beverly, Massachusetts. Lily recently graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she studied Global Health and the Environment. Lily is serving with Pleasant Bay Community Boating, helping with estuary stewardship and our citizen science program. She has been working on and developing our current eelgrass project.