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Road Work

April 17, 2015 Comments (0) journal

I’m leaving today for the Port Angeles Kayak & Film Festival. The premiere of “Message in a Plastic Bottle” is set for Saturday evening at the Peninsula College theater at 7pm. I’m looking forward to the other films on the docket, mostly whitewater paddling

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IQ Test on Aisle 4

Step right up, hey. You there! I got  a deal for ya’. The endcap down at the

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Such a Deal

Message in a Plastic Bottle will be released next week as a book and a film. A

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Message in a Plastic Bottle - Premiere in Port Angeles, April 18

"Message in a Plastic Bottle," is set to premiere at the Port Angeles Kayak & Film Festival in April of 2015. This 22-minute film documents the improbable voyage of the Hyas yiem, a kayak built out of discarded plastic bottles, from Olympia to Bellingham, 150 miles through the waters of Puget Sound. Equal parts wonder and warning, this unique film explores the effects of plastic in the marine environment while capturing the beauty and wonder of Washington's inland coast. For more information about the premiere or about the Festival, contact 360.417.3015.

Standing Up

A standup paddleboard made from discarded plastic bottles - and a challenge to rethink single-use plastics. This short film was produced by Robert Entenman and a team of students from UW-Tacoma.

Upcoming Fieldwork and Expeditions

May 2015 ..... Puget Trail Journey
This kayaking trip through south Puget Sound will combine history and science while retracing Puget's path of 225 years ago.
July 2015 ..... The Puyallup; Source to the Sea
What is a watershed? In this case, the Puyallup River watershed, that starts high on the flanks of the Pacific Northwest's most iconic mountain and follows a winding route to the waters of Commencement Bay, 45 miles in all. It would be interesting to follow the river's path; it seems like might be some lessons there...

"Blue Line 2015"

As sea levels rise, the low-lying waterfronts of today are destined to become the tide flats of tomorrow. Although the rate of change is difficult to estimate with absolute certainty, there is no question about the overall trend and direction. The Ikkatsu Project interactive program "Blue Line 2015," is set to begin later in 2015 as a way of previewing the possible futures of coastal communities all over the Pacific Northwest. The blue line on current charts that shows where the water stops and the land begins is not some permanent fixture; indeed, it is already changing. Follow along when the program goes live and see where your town will be and what it will look like years from now.