Rose Foundation Supports Faculty Position

Supported by a $25,000 grant that the Rose Foundation awarded WWU Foundation in December 2018, Associate Professor Jenise Bauman is making a significant contribution to the removal of blackberries and other invasive species from Poulsbo’s Fish Park. She is partnering with the parks and recreation department on a high-priority project for the City of Poulsbo. Through this project, Dr. Bauman is pursuing research into innovative methods for controlling invasive species in the region, her environmental science classes at Huxley on the Peninsulas are gaining field experience removing invasive species, and grant funds are supporting paid student research opportunities. Fish Park connects Dogfish Creek to the estuary in Liberty Bay. Since 2002, the Poulsbo community has put a great deal of volunteer time, effort and money into restoring the riparian buffers that are needed to improve water quality and quantity of Dogfish Creek—however remaining challenges inspire this project to experimentally design new methods. Dr. Bauman is Academic Program Director of Huxley on the Peninsulas. This two-year grant from the Rose Foundation is funded by regional pollution mitigation settlements managed by the Puget Sound Stewardship & Mitigation Fund.