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October 19, 2021 Comments (0) journal

When the Ikkatsu Project started up almost 10 years ago, it was all about tsunami debris. It got more nuanced and scholarly at some point fairly soon after that, but the focus was narrow and shallow to start. Once you begin to look at the issues around plastic in the water, it

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October 14, 2021

An Organic, Biodegradable, Upcycled Christmas?

I just saw an article about all the freighters sitting at anchor down outside Long

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October 12, 2021

Sounds About Right

Phthalates. Have you heard of them? More than just a spelling bee tripping hazard,

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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.

Data collection and analysis, education and outreach are at the heart of what the Ikkatsu Project is all about. Beyond the science, however, are other perspectives that can help to make what we are doing and saying relevant and important to those who hear it. There's no doubt that this is an environmentally-focused organization, but we are always looking for new ways to tell the story of this place. The ongoing blog helps to bring some of these stories to light, and the regular expeditions and fieldwork often bring out the history and adventure that can be found here in this part of the Northwest.

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).