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Deep Breathing

November 27, 2022 Comments (0) journal

“Knowing is the key to caring, and with caring there is hope that people will be motivated to take positive actions. They might not care even if they know, but they can’t care if they are unaware.” – Sylvia Earle  I was talking with someone last week about how ocean issues

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November 21, 2022

The Why We Do the Things We Do

One of the main drivers of early Ikkatsu Project programs was the idea that

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November 13, 2022

Another Load

The fourth and final 2022 Stewardship Session at Tacoma’s Puget Creek went

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2022 GIVING TUESDAY PARTY: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

When: November 29, 2022, 6pm-9pm
Where: Millhouse, 2515 N. Proctor St, Tacoma
Featured Speaker: Susan Conrad
Special Musical Guest: Sweet Mother
This is the Ikkatsu Project's annual fundraising event and this year looks to be a fantastic evening. A great time with friends new and old, an excellent menu of food and drinks and a raffle filled with a variety of amazing prizes. See you there!

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.