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How We Look to Other Planets

May 31, 2020 Comments (0) journal

This past week was a tough one. In a year where most weeks have been daunting, this latest one set new levels of heartache and raw feelings. It can be hard, in the face of such overwhelming, unrelenting news, to find a way to see anything else, especially anything beautiful. I’ve

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May 27, 2020

Twenty Years Done Gone

On this date in 2000, I began paddling around Newfoundland. That first night, I only

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May 25, 2020

Gone, but not Forgotten

Memorial Day. This is a strange one, this year. It feels different. It’s a day

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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. Going forward, this bioregional emphasis will form the basis for continuing programs, and you can expect to see clear connections being made between the health of 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 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 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).