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Trip Planning and Safety

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With our waters being cold year-round (between forty and fifty degrees), safety is paramount. If one happens to flip and go swimming, one can get hypothermia within ten minutes if not wearing protective clothing. If a boat sinks, the situation gets worse. It’s all fun until something happens.    When you are considering what to […]

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Membership Drive August 2022

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August Membership Drive Renew Your Washington Water Trails Membership Between August 20th and August 31st. and…You get a chance to win! EXPED, Werner Paddles, Paddler Supply, Susan Conrad and the Gronseth Kayak Academy have donated wonderful prizes to encourage you to join or renew your WWTA Membership! We will also put any donations equal to […]

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April Newsletter

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Follow this link to read our April newsletter:  https://mailchi.mp/wwta/washington-water-trails-april-newslettergivebigtripreport

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#GivingTuesday November 30, 2021

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#GivingTuesday! Click this button to donate: Gratefulness and #GivingTuesday  #GivingTuesday Is here! We hope that if you have set aside tax deductible dollars for giving, you will keep us in mind.  Without your support we wouldn’t be able to continue working on creating access to the water. This year we have been able to reach-out […]

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We are ready to do this again, Sunday August 22nd. Sign-up on Eventbrite! The picnic shelter at Pioneer Park is reserved from  3:00pm to 9:00pm.  Bill Brackin, our membership manager, is coordinating the hot dogs, hamburgers and salmon. We would love for you to bring side dishes or desert! Bring what you would like to drink. […]

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GiveBig!

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GiveBigWA is upon us! We hope all of you are staying well and safe, have been able to find a vaccine, and are out enjoying the open air and water. Since 1980, through the work of our founders, we have strived to maintain access to the water through the creation of water trails. The Cascadia […]

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Regarding Bill HB 1018, 2021-22, Concerning Boater Education

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Hello all, We have received many emails today regarding Bill HB 1018, 2021-22, Concerning Boater Education, and want to make sure all of you know about it.  Our associates at American Whitewater are opposing this bill. You can read what they say here: https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Article/view/article_id/EwzkqZdFbx6RsGifHDKqd/ We have a copy of an opposition which lists the following: No input from […]

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Dean Burke “Tacoma, the City and the Sea”

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Dean Burke is a resident of Tacoma, Washington, and is an advocate to restoring and improving access to our seas and shorelines. He shares his stories and photos in ways mean to to engage his audience in personal relationship through expression to the sea. – “Tacoma – The City and The Sea | Dean Burke […]

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Susan Conrad; Kayaking Alaska’s Inside Passage

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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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Renew!

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Renew Here!  Please support WWTA’s vital public access and water trail work by joining, renewing, or with a donation to Washington Water Trails Association. Your gift is important to keep WWTA focused on its mission to promote advocacy, education, and stewardship of public access to Washington’s waterways for sustainable activities. Please see our options below. […]

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Letter on SB 5613

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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 […]

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Annual Meeting at Hales Ales!

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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 […]

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2018 End of Year Appeal

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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 […]