We appreciate and are grateful for every donation we receive. Donations help us carry on the work 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. We thank you in advance for your #GivingTuesday donation.
It’s been a journey, but we have confirmed September 15, 2019 for a BBQ at Pioneer Park in La Conner. We will meet in the morning at 10:00am to paddle to Goat Island, and then group-up at Pioneer Park, one of our sites, thanks to the Town of La Conner. Come for the paddle and […]
Susan Conrad; Kayaking Alaska’s Inside Passage An evening with Susan Conrad! Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019! – SOLD OUT – We have reached room capacity; we hope to see you next time! Put any human in a tiny vessel and send them up a perilous 1,200-mile stretch of the Inside Passage of British Columbia and SE […]
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Brian Blake ( Brian.Blake@leg.wa.gov ): I urge a do not pass on SB 5613 which creates a loophole in vacating a county road. This bill is poorly written, its statewide effects have not been analyzed, nor does it solve the very local problem it claims to address. This bill, carbon copy of 6152 that failed […]
Please join us for our annual meeting at Hales Ales! PDF of the Annual Report: Annual Report February 10, 2019 Join us at Hales Ales, Upstairs We would love to see you at our annual meeting on February 10, 2019. Enjoy Mexican food from El […]
Friends of PUBLIC ACCESS to Washington Waterways: As 2018 concludes and we begin to focus our sights on 2019 and beyond, I want to reach out to PUBLIC ACCESS supporters to say THANK YOU for continuing to invest in WWTA with your time, talent and treasure. Without our members, donors and volunteers, we simply would not be […]
Thursday, December 13, 2018 Good Shepherd Center, Room 202 6:00pm Holiday Potluck, 7:00 Presentation In August of 2018 John Kuntz, owner of Olympic Outdoor Center, paddled the entire length, 1250 miles of the Columbia river from source to sea in honor of Erica Reith (Eri), (a young person whom tragically lost her life at the […]
Rob Casey Talks about Surfing Puget Sound! Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018 Suggested Donation: $25: Join us to hear Rob Casey give a presentation on surfing Puget Sound! Where: The Good Shepherd Center, Room 202 When: 6:00pm, pizza and social hour. Slide-show starts at 7pm. Since 2003, Ballard native Rob Casey has been finding epic […]
We were very sad to hear of the untimely passing of Tom Starr. He was a former board member and secretary on the executive committee. Tom was an enthusiastic outdoorsman and kayaker who was just working at the recent Paddlefest as a safety boater. We have had various interactions with Tom in different venues, personal and […]
Karl Kruger kept us captivated at our last event with his story of completing the Race to Alaska on a stand-up paddleboard. Whether we are on a day trip or a multi-day trip, moment by moment decision making is important and he imparted to us how he made some critical decisions throughout the course. He […]
We have been working on a new poster-sized map of the Cascadia Marine Trail! We are hoping to mount this at some of our trail sites, along with a container for brochures. Please let us know if you have any feedback. We don’t have room for every put-in and take-out, but most of our sites […]
Karl Kruger Date: March 29, 2018 Suggested Donation: $30: In the 2017 Race to Alaska, Karl became the first person to paddle the 750 mile race course on a Stand Up Paddleboard. He completed the race in 14 days often paddling up to 70 miles per day. Karl will discuss how he trained and prepared […]
Thank you to everyone who turned up tonight for our social and annual meeting! Karl Kohagan, from Kokatat, told us how he has personally interacted with various sites, one being Meadowdale, just north of Edmonds. The Kayak Academy donated a tour of their local estuary at Lake Sammamish State Park as a door prize. Thanks to […]
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From Russia to the Canadian Arctic, Tasmania to Patagonia, Justine Curgenven shares highlights from 15 years of sea kayaking trips on 6 continents. The award-winning filmmaker tells tales of adventure, lessons learned, wildlife encounters, and the kindness of strangers, traveling without leaving footprints, and silently engaging with nature. Hear hair-raising stories and life-affirming moments […]
Having fun with Nigel Foster and Kristin Nelson! We have a few board and committee members with us tonight: Treasurer Phil Philbin, Karen Scharer, and Trail Committee Vice President Michael Silence!
#GivingTuesday Tomorrow, the Gates Foundation will match donations for Giving Tuesday. Any donation between 6:00am to 6:00pm on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 will be matched by the Gates Foundation! Make a donation to Washington Water Trails Association by entering a donation amount, clicking on the “Make a donation!” button below, and then filling out the secure […]
George Gronseth’s Paddling in the Wind class was well attended – thank you, George for donating your time to educate our members. It helps us all be safer paddlers on the trail!
Blake Island Work Party WWTA volunteers returned to Blake Island State Park for annual maintenance at the Cascadia Marine Trail campsite Saturday, April 8. They planted 1,500 dune grass starts and spiffed up the three tentsites for the coming season. Shout out to Paul Ruppert of Washington State Parks who transported volunteers by boat on […]