Update: The Battle of the Bag

May 15, 2016 Comments (0) journal

“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” Epictetus In the short but active history of online comment boards, it is safe to say that no one has ever changed anyone’s mind about anything at any time by witty responses in online spaces. Ad

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How is this product even legal? Here you’ve got a jug of little plastic BBs,

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Circle Back

“Circle back.” It’s a phrase I only started hearing about a year

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Path of the Puyallup - PWI Presentation Short

The recent journey from the glacier to the bay provided some amazing looks at the connections here in the Puyallup River Watershed. From the high flanks of Mount Rainier to Tacoma's Commencement Bay, the river defines the region and to be able to travel it from one end to the other was a powerful experience. Look for a short film next spring... meanwhile, here's a look at the short that was presented at the 2015 Puyallup Watershed Gathering, just to get it started.

2016: A Busy Summer (& Fall, & Winter)

The pilot program that the Ikkatsu Project and the Foss Waterway Seaport are doing, working with middle school science students to document freshwater plastics in the Puyallup River Watershed. The students come from six different districts and survey sites have ranged from the upper reaches of the Carbon River to the brine of Commencement Bay. This project was made possible by a generous grant from The Russell Family Foundation and the Puyallup Watershed Initiative.
Also getting ready to do the Olympic Coast this summer, kind of a revisiting of some of the spots we went to on the first Ikkatsu journey in 2012. And it's just a magnificent stretch of world-class open-coastal paddling... why not go again? And again?
Also revising "Message in a Plastic Bottle." (The book, not the film.) What I had was good, but I believe it can be better. Watch this space (and check out the blog), for any news on this at it happens.