Far-sighted founding members created WWTA in response to decreasing public access to shoreline on Washington State’s Puget Sound in the late 1980’s. Since then, larger parcels of undeveloped shore lands have been increasingly sub-divided, vastly limiting shore lands available for paddlers to launch and land legally and safely. Current estimates of shore lands available for public access to waterways range as low as 10 to 20 percent, depending upon the area in the state.

WWTA applies complementary programs for outreach and stewardship, including a Leave No Trace Trainer Course which has been running since 2003 and the Sound Education and Action (SEA) Kayaker Team since 2005. More than 80 site stewards have been trained over several years, and annual work parties occur on several Cascadia Marine Trail sites, with additional work parties determined through site steward reports.

If you are ready to make a difference, you can champion stewardship of the Cascadia Marine Trail by becoming a friend and advocate for Washington Water Trails Association.

You can become involved with WWTA in many ways. Volunteers make WWTA’s work possible! Our dedicated members and friends help maintain and steward water trail sites through work as site stewards and work parties, assist with outreach at events, offer support in the office, and more.

If you have an idea about how you can help, please let us know.

Contact us at wwta@wwta.org or call the office (206.545.9161) to take action.

Thank you!


One Response to Volunteer

  1. Robert J says:

    I would like to volunteer to help maintain the Wingehaven camp site on Vashon Island. Specifically to repair the picnic table on the site. Is this something WWTA would support? I would provide the materials and labor.

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