Today is #GivingTuesday!
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We hope that if you have set aside tax deductible dollars for giving, you will keep us in mind. Did you know that under the pandemic relief program, taxpayers can deduct up to $300, even if they take the standard deduction?
Over the last three years, thanks to your support, we have been able to bring back an executive director and membership manager. Filling these two positions helps with focusing on our mission to create access to the water, and bring education to our members (now via Zoom).
We have also initiated and completed site updates along the Cascadia Marine Trail. Our Trail Team, headed by Don Crook and Michael Silence, have been out replacing signs in places such as Skagit Island and Possession Point. We have also updated many of the signs on Whidbey Island.
Our stewardship program is back in force and we have received many reports on sites we haven’t been able to get to.
It is much easier to keep track of volunteers and members with our new database, Salesforce, which we were able to get thanks to a grant procured by our president, Darrell Kirk.
Thanks to our dedicated membership manager, Bill Brackin, our membership has grown leaps and bounds after having fallen a bit a few years ago.
We also have volunteers helping with our newsletter, website and more; for which we are grateful.
One of our members said: “Everything WWTA has done and continues to do is a great success. It’s all important to me and to many others. I am truly grateful to have kayaked and camped at many of the WWTA campsites over the years. We have an amazing resource here in Washington state thanks to WWTA staff and volunteers”.
We appreciate and are grateful for every donation we receive to help us continue with our mission:
Through advocacy, education, and stewardship, Washington Water Trails Association protects and promotes public access to Washington waterways, shorelines, and marine trails for human-powered watercraft.
Donations help us carry on the vision of Tom Steinburn, Tom Deschner and other founders to not only create access to the water but to create and maintain more trail sites for human powered craft.