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June 16, 2019 Comments (0) journal

When shown a map of the Salish Sea, only 9% of US residents polled knew what it is called. (More than 50% identified the area as “Puget Sound,” even though it includes both the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Strait of Georgia.) The result for Canadian respondents were only

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June 10, 2019

This Relentless March of Time

I leave for Alaska on July 5th. Four kayaks and a pile of gear, headed for another

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June 6, 2019

TSS 2019, Final Tally

The final tally for the 2019 Tacoma Shoreline Survey has been posted. A total of 138

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Ikkatsu; A Forward-Looking Retrospective

A look back at how the Ikkatsu Project began, where it's been for the past seven years and what to expect from the future. A mix of science and adventure, with a focus on ocean health, clean water and single-use plastics.

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In a Nutshell

Since the Ikkatsu Project came together in 2012, every year has been a little different. While we remain focused on single-use plastic and the effects that plastic has in the marine environment, there are different ways to bring that message and to have a positive impact on the issues.

Data collection and analysis, education and outreach are the three main focus areas for 2019. We will be expanding and standardizing the data we collect, making it available for different user groups and other collaborations. Education, whether in a school classroom or as a part of a larger program, is key to what the Ikkatsu Project does. Outreach is an idea that encompasses presentations and film screenings, races and panelist opportunities. And more.

The Ikkatsu Project is funded by donations. We don't do a lot of fundraising events around here, no elaborate galas or black-tie events, but that doesn't mean we don't need your support. What we can promise is the chance to see all of your contribution get put toward marine debris research and education, your gift making so many good programs possible. 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).