Education, Communication, and Outreach Network
I have loved being a part of this community. As someone who is new to the Puget Sound area, I appreciate the role that King County ECO Net has played in introducing me to people and allowing me to connect with other organizations.
The [King County] ECO Net is truly amazing! It provides a great forum to network with other environmental professionals...The quarterly meetings are excellent and packed with important, and interesting information. The workshops and trainings are priceless...I am grateful for the opportunity to be a member and participate.
ECO Net helps me stay up to date on best practices...the meetings provide a chance to come together and brainstorm about challenges and gain insights from the immense collective resources and knowledge in the room...the listserv provides a great way to stay abreast of all the engagement opportunities within the community, funding opportunities, and to get the word out about volunteer needs. And my favorite part is the trainings and workshops! These provide a resource that many smaller organizations would not normally have access to...[The King County ECO Net] truly empowers our greater Puget Sound community to have the greatest cumulative impact when it comes to saving Puget Sound.
It feels really good to be part of something so important — the restoration of Puget Sound. As a smaller non-profit, we have grown in knowledge and effectiveness with the trainings, support, and connectedness that ECO Net offers. We are honored to be part of [King County ECO Net’s] collaborative efforts.
Since joining ECO Net, I’ve made lasting, professional connections, many of which have led to eventual collaboration. I’ve been awarded grants I would have never had access to before. I’ve stayed up-to-the-minute on Puget Sound science. And every time I attend a meeting, I get the warm and fuzzy feeling that I’m not alone in this work. I give King County EcoNet 14 out of 10 stars.
Last month, I was presenting to a group on polluted stormwater runoff, and they wanted more information on PAH’s and the effects they have on the ecosystem. I was able to direct them to Tracy Collier’s Puget Sound 201 presentation posted on the King County ECO Net webpage. They were incredibly grateful...