Washington State Releases Draft Marine Spatial Plan

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On behalf of the state interagency team, Department of Ecology is releasing the Draft Marine Spatial Plan for Washington’s Pacific Coast for review and comment by interested parties, agencies, and tribes. The comment period runs through December 12, 2017. The draft plan provides information on ocean uses and resources and a framework for evaluating proposed… Read more »

Wooden Boat Festival with Sea Grant

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Join Washington Sea Grant’s Kevin Decker for an exciting weekend at the 39th Annual Wooden Boat Festival, September 11-13 at the Northwest Maritime Center. The Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is one of the most enlightening and exciting wooden boat events in the world. The annual festival features over 300 wooden vessels, hundreds of indoor… Read more »

International Kite Festival with Sea Grant

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Join Washington Sea Grant’s Kevin Decker for an exciting weekend at the 35th annual Washington State International Kite Festival, August 22-23 at Long Beach, Washington. There are exciting events taking place all week long. Bring your own kite, make a new onw, view the incredible variety of kites and ways to fly them while enjoying… Read more »

Tourism: Exploring Washington’s Baseline Conditions

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Join the Surfrider Foundations’ Washington Policy Manager, Gus Gates, for a presentation of the results of the Surfrider and Point 97 project to collect a baseline characterization of coastal and ocean recreational use patterns. What: Learn about the coastal and ocean recreational activities along the Washington coast. Discuss where speciic activities typically take place. View… Read more »

Ecological Indicator Results Presentation

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Join Washington Sea Grant and NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center for a presentation on Washington’s ecological indicators. Fisheries research biologist, Kelly Andrews, will present on the methodology and development of ecological indicators. What: Ecological indicators provide a way to monitor the overall health of an ecosystem The results of the project were a compilation of… Read more »

Learn How Marine Spatial Planning Works

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Our ocean is a busy place. Many users, from beach dwellers to shellfish growers, fishermen to shipping operators, share the marine waters and public access. Marine spatial planning balances these interests and anticipates potential new uses while protecting sustainable practices and preserving healthy ecosystems.   Join Washington Sea Grant and the state’s natural resources agencies… Read more »

Social Indicators Workshops & Marine Resources Committee Meetings

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Join the coastal Marine Resources Committees for a presentation from and discussion hosted by Washington Sea Grant’s social scientist, Melissa Poe. What: Learn about the human well-being assessment project methods. Discuss the draft conceptual model results, which were built from an analysis of 2012-2013 stakeholder workshop notes. Provide input on the suite of indicators that… Read more »

How Much Money do Washington Residents Spend on Recreation?

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The Surfrider Foundations’ Washington Policy Manager, Gus Gates, will present the results of the Surfrider and Point 97 project to collect a baseline characterization of coastal and ocean recreational use patterns. The recreational use survey polled coastal and ocean recreation users to summarize the intensity of specific recreational activities along the Washington coast. The results… Read more »

Ocean Frontiers II Viewing on the Coast

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The Washington coastal premiere of Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea brings audiences face-to-face with those now embarking on the nation’s first multi-state ocean plan. The film prominently features Rhode Island and is an inspiring story of citizens coming together to promote healthier economies and healthier seas across New England…. Read more »

The Season to Volunteer

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Do you enjoy walking on the beach? Are you interested in learning more about the marine natural resources in your area? Most of us appreciate long walks on the beach and seeing the sun peak through the clouds on a rainy day. November is the perfect time to show your volunteer spirit and head to… Read more »