Collecting Stories at the National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium 2018 is a project of Maine Sea Grant, College of the Atlantic, the Island Institute, and the National Working Waterfront Network.
Nicole Faghin, a coastal management specialist with Washington Sea Grant based in Seattle, WA, describes her work in the Putrid Sound region of Washington and the challenges of the waterfront having a large industry, land-use conflicts, maritime-related issues, environmental issues, an aging population, and the need to encourage younger generations to work on waterfronts. She highlights the importance of having cohesive legislatures to lobby for the needs of individual waterfronts, the interdisciplinary use of the waterfront in the Putrid Sound region, and of learning from each other.
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