EUROPEAN GREEN CRAB INVASION INVESTIGATIONS IN SAMISH AND PADILLA BAYS!
Event sponsors: Skagit Marine Resources Committee, the Northwest Straits Commission (NWSC), and Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (PBNERR)
Invasive European Green Crab (EGC) are detrimental to native species and can negatively impact nearshore ecosystems. EGC populations have been found in Samish Bay and Padilla Bay in Skagit County. The NWSC, SMRC, and PBNERR are working in collaboration to trap and remove EGC in Samish and Padilla Bays and provide education and outreach to help reduce the spread of this invasive species.
Skagit Water Weeks Event- European Green Crab Presentation
May 25, 2022 - 3:30 - 7:30pm
Terramar Brewery -Distillery
5712 Gilkey Avenue Bow, WA
Want to learn more about European Green Crab and the collaborative effort to trap and remove them in Samish and Padilla Bays? Join NW Straits Commission, Padilla Bay Reserve, and Taylor Shellfish staff on May 25, 2022 from 3:30-7:30pm at Terramar Brewstillery. There will be talks and educational booths on green crab, shellfish, and much more. Click here to learn more.
Staff from the NWSC andPBNERR teamed up to train a Washington Conservation Corps crew on trapping invasive European green crab in Skagit County. Be sure to check out the twitter and Instagram posts by the NWSC’s Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) crew and Northwest Straits Facebook page during the month of May! The WCC members will share what they’ve learned, marine water facts, green crab facts, and other interesting tidbits to shine a light into estuarine field work.
Additional European Green Crab Information Resources:
- European Green Crab Trapping and Removal Effort in Drayton Harbor recorded webinar.