Sue Blake

Water Resource Educator



  • Stormwater management
  • Marine and freshwater quality
  • Water quantity
  • Climate change
  • Watershed management
  • Public engagement

A seasoned water resources professional, Sue joined the Washington Sea Grant team in July 2007 as a joint appointment with Washington State University in Whatcom County. Sue conducts education, outreach, stewardship and research focusing on marine and freshwater-related issues. Her current areas of focus include stormwater management, residential low impact development, climate change, water quality, and water quantity.

Sue spent most of the past 25 years working for local government in Whatcom County on a wide variety of water resource issues and programs. Her work has encompassed numerous watershed planning efforts, groundwater and stormwater management, education and outreach, shellfish protection, and technical assessment. Sue is a valued collaborator who has extensive involvement with community members, local governments, elected officials, and tribes. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Freshwater Ecosystems and a master’s degree in Water Resource Management from Western Washington University.