2011 Oil Spill Preparedness Report
Snohomish County Surface Water Management in partnership with the MRC sponsored a University of Washington Environmental Management Certificate Program Keystone Project. The student team and their faculty advisor began work in the fall of 2010 to assess the county’s current marine oil spill preparedness and response plans and measures. The team researched potential threats for oil spills in Snohomish County and developed options for proactive pre-spill measures that can be undertaken by Snohomish County to reduce the impact of spills on the marine environment. These options were evaluated in terms of effectiveness and capacity.
The team presented their findings at the March 16, 2011 MRC Meeting. The team did an excellent job of researching and synthesizing the information about Snohomish County and their role in oil spill prevention and response! The next step for the MRC and the county is to review the options presented and determine how to act on these options.
Kathleen Pozarycki, Snohomish MRC Staff