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Foundering Ships of the Desert

January 8, 2023 Comments (0) journal

I don’t spend much time in the desert. Haven’t spent any time there really, not since my Air Force days, anyway. And as far as any kind of emphasis on the arid regions goes, the Ikkatsu Project hasn’t gone there at all. Which makes sense, considering that the ocean is

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December 31, 2022

Hauʻoli makahiki hou!

December 31st, the 365th day of the year, the last chance you’ve got to do

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December 20, 2022

Date Saving

Put it in your calendar. For now, that’s enough. Times, locations and other

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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.