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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Explore the natural and human history of Puget Sound with David B. Williams and Liz Stenning

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EVERETT, WA – Puget Sound is home to complex ecological and human systems. Understanding these is key to the region’s future health. David B. Williams, author of “Homewaters: a Human and Natural History of Puget Sound,” will be joined in conversation with Liz Stenning, executive director of the Downtown Everett Association, on Thursday, June 24 at 6 p.m. at

“Homewaters” weaves history and science into a fascinating and hopeful narrative. He introduces newcomers to the astonishing life that inhabits the Sound and offers longtime residents new insight into and appreciation of the waters they call home.

David B. Williams is an author, naturalist and tour guide.  Williams’s other books include “Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography,” “Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City,” and “Stories in Stone: Travels through Urban Geology.” Williams is a Curatorial Associate at the Burke Museum in Seattle. 

Liz Stenning is the executive director for the Downtown Everett Association, where she leads a collaborative team focused on economic development, public realm improvements and advocacy. Liz received a master's degree in Urban Planning from the University of Washington and holds AICP accredited planner certification.

“Homewaters” is available to borrow from the Everett Public Library or for purchase from Third Place Books.

This program is co-sponsored by Everett Public Library and the Downtown Everett Association. It is free and open to the public. Call 425-257-8000 for more information about this or other library programs. Save your spot or join the program at

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