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Giving Tuesday 2018

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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.

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Rob Casey Presentation on Surfing Puget Sound!

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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 […]

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Tribute to Tom Starr

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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 […]

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April, 2018 Newsletter

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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 […]

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Our New Cascadia Marine Trail Map!

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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 […]

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Karl Kruger

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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 […]

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Member Social and Annual Meeting

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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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Justine!

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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 […]

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2017 End of Year Appeal

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December 17, 2017 Friends of PUBLIC ACCESS to Washington Waterways: As 2017 concludes and we begin to focus our sites on 2018 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, […]

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Nigel Foster’s Visit

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Having fun with Nigel Foster and Kristin Nelson! We have a few board and committee members with us tonight: Treasurer Phil Philbin, Karen Scharer, President Andrée Hurley and Trail Committee Vice President Michael Silence!

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Giving Tuesday!

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#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 […]

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April Report

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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 […]