Trying to get a more complete picture of our place in the world can be difficult, especially when we spend so much time disconnected from our natural surroundings. Back in 2015, the the Ikkatsu Project retraced Peter Puget’s 7-day trip up the Sound and outlined the changes that have taken place over the previous 225 years since that first voyage of discovery. The journey followed Puget’s route by sea kayaks, making camp in the same places that Puget stayed and comparing the observations made then with what can be seen now. As with previous Ikkatsu Project expeditions, data was collected for several different ongoing microplastics studies and beach debris surveys were conducted in selected locations.
The Ikkatsu Project depends on support from organizations and individuals who value exploration, education and advocacy on behalf of the ocean. From the Pacific Northwest to Alaska and beyond, Ikkatsu Project programs connect people to their environment and work to understand and address the issues facing marine ecosystems. With Giving Tuesday coming up on November 30th, 2021, your thoughtful, tax-free donation will help these efforts continue and grow, with positive results that can lead to real change in the coming year. Making a contribution is a simple click away but the impact will continue into the future. Thank you for being a part of this journey!