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San Juan Satisfaction

October 20, 2020 Comments (0) journal

At the top of Puget Sound, straddling the international boundary, lie the San Juan Islands and their northern neighbors, the Gulf Islands. (I’ve always thought it’s funny that this beautiful archipelago gets split by this imaginary political line when it is so obviously a

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October 14, 2020

What We Don’t Know

When the Ikkatsu Project first started, the main thing that everyone interested in

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October 8, 2020

Rigid Flexibility, 2020 Edition

Shortly after the new reality of covid hit, somewhere back in March, it became

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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).

2-Minute Meeting; Seventy48 Solo

The Seventy48 is a human-powered race from Tacoma to Port Townsend. Seventy miles, and participants have 48 hours in which to complete it. (Winners tend to get done well under the time limit, or at least that's what I've heard.) Because there was some sort of virus thing in 2020, the race didn't happen, which is not the same thing as saying you can't do it. Here's one take on what a solo "race" looks like... consider it a place-holder until the 2021 race gets underway.