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Dog Days

August 11, 2022 Comments (0) journal

According to my phone (and my phone literally knows everything), the “dog days of summer” have been a seasonal feature since the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The name refers to this particular time of year, when Sirius, the dog star, appears to rise at the same

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August 1, 2022

Evolution of a Question

When the Ikkatsu Project began ten years ago, the focus was on what we found on the

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July 28, 2022

Back to the Gulch

Scheduled for next month is the third installment in this year’s Puget Creek

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In a Nutshell

Since the Ikkatsu Project came together in 2012, every year has been a little different. While we continue to build programs around single-use plastic and the effects that plastic has in the marine environment, there are other focus areas throughout the Salish Sea watershed that catch a significant portion of our efforts. This bioregional emphasis forms the basis for continuing programs, and you can expect our work to highlight the connections among the different ecosystems here in the heart of Cascadia.

The Ikkatsu Project is funded by donations. We only do one fundraising event each year (centered around Giving Tuesday), and there are no elaborate galas or black-tie events on our calendar, but that doesn't mean your ongoing support isn't needed and valued. What we can promise is the chance to see all of your contribution get put toward direct program expenses, from marine debris research and education to stream surveys to high country fieldwork. Thanks to all who have already contributed (and if you would like to be a part of it all, the "Donate" button is on the right side of this page. Any amount helps and the gratitude runs deep).

D E C I S I O N

Very proud of this award-winning short film that details the work that is done by Ikkatsu Project volunteers to clean remote beaches in southeast Alaska. Accepted into a half-dozen film festivals (and counting), it's here and free to view online, thanks to the generosity of Werner Paddles, a valued Ikkatsu sponsor and manufacturer of the best paddles on the planet. Edited by Beau Gaughran and featuring amazing wildlife, dedicated volunteers and one of North America's most captivating lighthouses, this film will make you want to get up and get busy.