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February 15, 2024 Comments (0) journal

I have always wanted to go to Antarctica. I remember, when I was a boy picking through the pages of back-issue National Geographics, thinking that Antarctica was like another world, part of this one I was in, but also different. A continent of ice, flightless birds and intrepid explorers

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January 10, 2024

Becoming Plastic

When I was in the Air Force and flying back and forth to the desert during Desert

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January 2, 2024

Chasing Optimism

Well, there it is. Another year gone and a new one just underway, not entirely sure

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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.