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Blue Carbon

How do healthy coastal wetlands mitigate climate change? That was the question that sparked John Rybczyk’s research at Western Washington University.

EarthCorps and Restore America’s Estuaries teamed up with John Rybczyk to prove that healthy coastal wetlands store more carbon than many fully established forests.

“Blue Carbon” is a story of how coastal wetlands mitigate climate change and reduce carbon pollution to benefit all people. This video, filmed in the Snohomish Estuary in Puget Sound, is presented by EarthCorps and Restore America’s Estuaries.

Video features in order of appearance: Terry Williams, Tulalip Tribe; John Rybczyk, Western Washington University; Stefanie Simpson, Restore America’s Estuaries; Katrina Poppe, Western Washington University; Mariska Kecskes, EarthCorps; Mike Rustay, Snohomish County.