Who We Are

Julie Hirsch is an environmental scientist with more than 20 years water quality experience in northwest Washington. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology at Western Washington University and a Master's degree in Microbiology at Northern Arizona University. Julie managed water quality and education programs for the City of Bellingham before starting Hirsch Consulting Services, LLC. Since 1999, her efforts have focused on shellfish growing area recovery. Julie has partnered with the Puget Sound Restoration Fund 2001. In 2012, she began Garden of the Salish Sea Curriculum with grant funding from the Whatcom Community Foundation and the Alcoa Foundation. Julie sees shellfish studies as a means for empowering students to become leaders in environmental stewardship. Julie lives in Whatcom County Washington with her family.

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