Celebration for Lynda Mapes, Acclaimed Environmental Writer

12/06/2019 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM PT


  • Free


Friday Harbor Labs
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Room Number: Commons


Please join Friends of the San Juans and our co-hosts as we celebrate acclaimed environmental writer Lynda Mapes on Friday, December 6 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the UW Friday Harbor Marine Labs Commons on San Juan Island.


Lynda will share some reflections from her upcoming book and her series in the Seattle Times, Hostile Waters: Orcas in Peril.


The Seattle Times won an international science journalism award for its special report Hostile Waters: Orcas in Peril,” about the plight of endangered Southern Resident orcas. The American Association for the Advancement of Science also awarded the Kavli Science Journalism Award to the Hostile Waters series’ team: reporter Lynda Mapes, photographer Steve Ringman, graphic artist Emily Eng, videographer Ramon Dompor and video editor Lauren Frohne.


RSVP required. This will be a potluck reception, so please bring a drink and appetizer to share.


Co-hosts: Stephanie Buffum, Executive Director Friends of the San Juans, Dr. Megan Dethier, Interim Director Friday Harbor Labs, University of Washington, and Michael Riordan, Physicist/Author