I’m doing a little prep for the Tacoma Shoreline Survey, less than a month away, and I’m thinking about how this effort is really a collaborative one, a happy conspiracy involving some amazing people and organizations.
In addition to the Ikkatsu Project, South Sound Surfrider plays a critical role, manning the dropoff site and doing most of the recycling sorting and disposal. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (PDZA) and Tacoma Metro Parks are solid partners as well, helping with planning and staff for Owen Beach. Then there’s Citizens for a Healthy Bay, organizing a busy shoreline section on the south side of Commencement Bay. We’ve had other help as well, and a big thanks goes out to the Sustainability office at the City of Tacoma, and to student groups from Annie Wright School, Sherman Elementary and Pacific Lutheran University.
It’s going to be a good day. With partnerships like these, it can’t be any other way. It does take a village. Each of us has a role to fill and we are happy with the volunteers that have already registered and excited to put some more names on the list. If you haven’t signed up yet, please go to the online registration page and do it now. It only takes a minute and it really helps for planning purposes to know how many people we can expect to turn out.